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R974.45 A552 Hi 

Property of the ^j 

MORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Andover, Mass. 

.940-1944 




MEMORIAL HALL 
LIBRARY 

Andover, Massachusetts 
475-6960 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 125 

Aid to Dependent Children 105 

American Legion Quarters 116 

Andover Post 2128 V.F.W. 1.16 

Animal Inspector 85, 181 

Appropriations for 1940 72 

Armistice Day 116 

Assessments and Receipts (B.P.W.) 129 

Assessors 83, 156 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 156 

Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 157 

Balance Sheet 142 

Board of Health 93, 175 

Board of Public Welfare 103, 167 

Aid to Dependent Children 105 

Infirmary 108 

Old Age Assistance 107 

Soldiers' Relief 109 

State Aid 109 

Board of Public Works 209 

Accounts Receivable 134 

Assessments and Receipts 129 

Highways 96 

Sewers 95 

Snow Removal and Sanding 103 

Water Maint. and Construction 

118, 119 
Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 
Building Inspector 90, 182 



Cemetery Funds 



136 



Damages to Persons and Property 116 
Departmental Accounts Receivable 134 
Dog Officer 85 



Election and Registration 
Essex County Tuberculosis 

Hospital 
Excess and Deficiency Account 
Expenditures for 1940 

Finance Committee 

Finance Committee Recom- 
mendations 

Fire Department 
Forest Fires 



86 

94 
135 

81 

85 

233 

89, 170 

92 



General Government 
Election and Registration 
Municipal Buildings 
Town Officers 

Highways 

Insurance 
Interest 

Jury List 

Memorial Day 
Memorial Hall Library 

Certificate of A uditors 

Library Statistics 

Report of Librarian 

Report of Trustees 
Military Aid 
Milk Inspector 
Moderator 
Moth Suppression 
Moth Assessments 
Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 
Municipal Buildings 
Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 

Old Age Assistance 
Overlay 



Parks and Playgrounds 
Planning Board 

Board of Appeals 
Playground Committee 
Police Department 
Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 
Presidential Primaries 
Printing Town Reports 
Public Dump 
Purification Plant 



PAGE 

86 

87 

4 

96 

116 
123 

191 

117 
112,194 
195 
206 
197 
196 
109 
178 

84 
185 
128 
156 

87 



91 



127 



114, 



Receipts for 1940 
Recounts 

Recreational Activities 
Reserve Fund 
Retirement Report 

*School Department 
♦Also see School Report 



157 

107 
132 

114 

158 

160 

162 

171 

115 

40 

117 

95 

94 



76 

39, 64, 65 

164 

124 

165 

110 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 


John Cornell Fund 


135 




91, 189 


Maturing Debt 


123 


Selective Service Board 


163 


Overlay 


132 


Selectmen 


81 


Receipts for 1940 


76 


Sewers 


95 


Reserve Fund 


124 


Assessments 


129 


Town Debt 


141 


Sidewalk Assessments 


129 


* Trustees of Punchard Free School 138 


Snow Removal and Sanding 


103 


Water Accounts Receivable 


134 


Soldiers' Relief 


109 






Spring Grove Cemetery 


122,187 


Town Clerk 


66, 84 


State Aid 


109 


Town Counsel 


85 


State Audit 


67 


Town Debt 


141 


State Election 


55 


Town Infirmary 


108, 169 


State Primary 


46 


Town Meetings 




Street Lighting 


103 


Proceedings 


17 






Warrants 


12, 233 


Tax Collector 


83, 148 


Town Officers 


4 


Moth Assessments ■ 


128 


Town Physician 


181 


Summary of Tax Collector's 


Cash 


Town Scales 


118 


Account 


155 


Treasurer 


82, 147 


Tax Title Account 


126 


Tree Warden 


91, 183 


Town Accountant 


71,82 


Trust Funds 


137 


A ccounting Taxes and A ssessments 125 


Trustees of Punchard Free School 138 


Appropriations for 1940 


72 






Balance Sheet 


142 


Vital Statistics 


66 



Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 134 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 134 
Director of Accounts 67 

Excess and Deficiency Account 135 
Expenditures for 1940 81 



Water Accounts Receivable 134 

Water Maint. and Construction 118,119 
Wire Inspector 90, 190 

*Also see School Report 






Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 
HOWELL F. SHEPARD, Chairman Term expires 1943 

J. EVERETT COLLINS " " 1941 

ROY E. HARDY " " 1942 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

ARTHUR W. COLE, Agent, Bureau of Old Age Assistance and 
Welfare Board 

Board of Assessors 
HOWELL F. SHEPARD, Chairman Term expires 1943 

J. EVERETT COLLINS " " 1941 

ROY E. HARDY " " 1942 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Assistant Assessors and Registrars 
EDITH R. H. KITCHEN JOHN J. DOYLE 

CHARLES S. COOK JAMES D. DOHERTY 

ARTHUR M. GRAHAM MYRTLE McQUESTEN 

Town Clerk 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW Term Expires 1942 

Moderator 
FREDERICK BUTLER 

Collector of Taxes Town Counsel 

JAMES P. CHRISTIE ARTHUR SWEENEY 

Treasurer Town Accountant 

THAXTER EATON MARY COLLINS 

Board of Retirement 

MARY COLLINS, Chairman Term expires 1943 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND " " 1943 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Secretary " " 1941 

Burial Agent, Soldiers and Sailors 

FRANCIS P. MARKEY 

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Board of Public Works 
SIDNEY P. WHITE, Chairman 
JOHN H. PLAYDON, Secretary 
EDWARD P. HALL 
WILLIAM F. BARRON 
JOHN P. WHITE 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD, Superintendent 
EDWARD R. LAWSON, Assistant Superintendent 

School Committee 
FREDERICK C. SMITH, Chairman 
KATHERINE A. BALDWIN 
ANNIE S. ANGUS 
HAROLD T. HOUSTON 
ARTHUR R. LEWIS, Secretary 
JULIE S. MUSK 
WILLIAM A. DOHERTY 
JOHN M. ERVING 
MALCOLM B. McTERNEN 
KENNETH L. SHERMAN, Superintendent 

Attendance Officer School Physician 

HERBERT H. LYLE PHILIP W. BLAKE, M.D. 

Athletic Medical Director School Nurse 

HARRY B. EAST, M.D. EDITH MORETON, R.N. 

Director, Continuation School 
CARL M. GAH.AN 

Board of Health 
PERCY J. LOOK, M.D., Chairman Term expires 1943 

FRANKLIN H. STACEY, Secretary " " 1942 

GEORGE G. BROWN " " 1941 

LOTTA M. JOHNSON, R.N., Nurse and Agent 
ALFRED C. STACEY, B.T.C., Milk Inspector 

Inspector of Slaughter ing 
RAY S. YOUMANS 

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Inspector of Buildings Inspector of Plumbing 

JOHN J. DRISCOLL JOSEPH P. NOLAN 

Planning Board and Board of Survey 
WALTER M. LAMONT, Chairman Term expires 1945 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1941 

SIDNEY P. WHITE " " 1942 

HERBERT LEWIS " " 1943 

WALTER TOMLINSON " " 1944 

Inspector of Wires Sealer of Weights and Measures 

WILLIAM J. YOUNG LEWIS N. MEARS 

WILLIAM C. BROWN, Deputy 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

PHILIP F. RIPLEY, Chairman Term expires 1943 

GEORGE F. SAWYER, Secretary and Treasurer 

" 1941 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN " " 1942 

HENRY G. TYER " " 1944 

BURTON S. FLAGG " " 1945 

CLAUDE M. FUESS " " 1946 

MARY BYERS SMITH " " 1947 

MIRIAM PUTNAM, Librarian 

Trustees of Punchard Free School 
REV. FREDERICK B. NOSS, President 
REV. DONALD H. SAVAGE 
REV. ALBERT C. MORRIS 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Clerk and Treasurer 

Term expires 1943 
WILLIAM A. TROW " " 1943 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON " " 1943 

HENRY G. TYER " " 1943 

CHARLES C. KIMBALL " " 1943 

Trustees of Cornell Fund 

EDWARD P. HALL Term expires 1941 

ARTHUR W. COLE " " 1942 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER, Treasurer " " 1943 

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Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

FRANK R. PETTY, Chairman Term expires 1942 

SAMUEL P. HULME " " 1941 

FRED G. CHENEY " " 1942 

WALTER E. CURTIS " " 1943 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER " " 1943 
JESSE E. WEST, Superintendent 

Board of Registrars 
RALPH A. BAILEY, Chairman Term expires 1942 

JOHN W. STARK " " 1941 

FRANCIS D. HURLEY " " 1943 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Street Lighting Committee 
ERNEST R. EDWARDS, Chairman 

WILLIAM H. MERCHANT 
ELDON E. STARKE CHESTER A. JOHNSON 

JOSEPH T. REMMES 

Finance Committee 
HARVEY G. TURNER, Chairman HUGH BULLOCK 

RALPH A. WOODCOCK, Secretary 

. CHARLES B. GABELER 
MITCHELL JOHNSON JOSEPH M. HARGEDON 

GEORGE A. STANLEY, JR. 

Supervised Play Committee 
STAFFORD LINDSAY, Chairman HARRY I. EMMONS 
CHARLES J. BAILEY RICHARD O'BRIEN 

JAMES GILLEN MRS. GEORGE G. BROWN 

HAROLD L. PETERS FRANCIS P. MARKEY 

Coordinated Retreat ion Committee 
BLANCHE B. WALEN, Chairman 

STAFFORD A. L! \DS.\\ 
JEROME W. CROSS. Secretary GEORGE G. BROWN 

JOSEPH DOHERTY 

Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 

GEORGE K. ABBOTT 

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Pomps Pond Committee 

GEORGE G. BROWN, Chairman 

GORDON B. ELLIOTT EDWARD LEFEBVRE 

Board of Appeals 

JAMES S. EASTHAM, Chairman Term expires 1943 

ROY E. HARDY, Secretary " " 1941 

WALTER M. LAMONT " " 1942 

EDWARD P. HALL Associate member 
WALTER C. TOMLINSON 

Town Physician 
JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M.D. 

Fire Department 
*CHARLES F. EMERSON, Chief 
fCHARLES E. BUCHAN, Chief 
LESTER HILTON, Deputy Chief 

Central Station — Permanent Men 
ALBERT COLE, Lieutenant TIMOTHY MADDEN 

KERR SPARKS ALEXANDER MACKENZIE 

HENRY POMEROY JOHN COLE 

Central Station — Call Men 
FREDERICK L. COLLINS, Captain 
WILLIAM COLLINS EARL URBAN 

WILLIAM ROSS EDWARD DOWNS 

WINTHROP K. WHITE HERBERT BROWN 

ROBERT JACKSON ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 

JAMES WILLIAMS HARRY M. HAYWARD 

Station No. 2 — Permanent Men 
RALPH BAKER GORDON COUTTS 

Station No. 2— Call Men 
JAMES OLDROYD, Lieutenant 
CHARLES MURNANE FOSTER MATTHEWS 

HENRY PLATT HOWARD L. COLBATH 

PATRICK MURNANE 

Forest Warden— CHARLES F. EMERSON* 

CHARLES E. BUCHANf 

* Resigned 
fAppointed 

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Police Department 
GEORGE A. DANE, Chief 

Sergeants 
LEONARD SAUNDERS WILLIAM R. HICKEY 

JAMES WALKER DAVID GILLESPIE 

JOHN DEYERMOND CARL STEVENS 

ARTHUR JOWETT FRANK McBRIDE 

DAVID NICOLL WILLIAM STEWART 

JOSEPH A. DAVIS 

Reserve Officers 

GEORGE F. DUFTON GEORGE S. L. WALDIE 

JAMES LYNCH JOSEPH E. O'BRIEN 

Provisional Temporary Officers 

JOHN CAMPBELL GEORGE N. SPARKS 

DAVID M. MAY ROBERT DOBBIE 

EUGENE R. ZALLA WINTHROP K. WHITE 

william j. McCarthy 

HERBERT H. LYLE, Dog Officer 

Constables 

Terms expire 1941 

GEORGE A. DANE J. LEWIS SMITH 

GEORGE N. SPARKS 

J. LEWIS SMITH, Civil Constable 

Inspector of Animals 
SIDNEY V. WHITE 

Surveyors of Wood, Bark and Lumber 

EDWARD S. HARDY JOSEPH I. PITMAN 

♦GEORGE M. CARTER 

* Deceased 

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Public Weighers 
BENJAMIN JAQUES LOUIS BEAULIEU 

JEROME W. CROSS BERNARD L. McDONALD 

HERBERT W. AUTY GUY B. HOWE 

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE WENDELL H. KYDD 

HENRY BURBINE CHARLES E. BUCHAN 

FRED MacCORD 

Fence Viewers 
GEORGE A. DANE 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD RAYMOND L. BUCHAN 

Town of Andover 

Population— 1940 Census, 11,077 

Registered Voters— 1940, 6,659 

Political subdivisions including Andover 
Senators 
DAVID I. WALSH— Clinton 

HENRY CABOT LODGE, Jr.— Beverly 

Seventh Congressional District 
LAWRENCE J. CONNERY, 15 Bellevue Road, Lynn 

Fifth Councillor District 
JAMES A. DONOVAN, 12 Ridge Road, Lawrence 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
FRANK D. BABCOCK, 4 Nichols Street, Haverhill 

Representatives 
Fourth Essex Representative District 
J. EVERETT COLLINS, 35 Summer Street, Andover 
HAROLD S. PEDLER, 174 Broadway, Methuen 

RAYMOND W. SCHLAPP, 41 Elm Street, Methuen 

Essex County Commissioners 
FREDERICK BUTLER, Andover 

C. F. NELSON PRATT, Saugus 

J. FRED MANNING, Lynn 

10 



Selective Service 

Local Board No. 3 Town Hall, Andover, Mass. 

Representing Andover, Boxford, and North Andover. 

The Board has five voting members: 
HUGH BULLOCK, Andover 

HENRY S. HOPPER, Andover (Secretary) 
CORNELIUS J. MAHONEY, North Andover 
WALTER K. MORSS, Boxford 

SAMUEL F. ROCKWELL, North Andover (Chairman) 



E. BARTON CHAPIN, Government Appeal Agent 
DR. PHILIP W. BLAKE, Examining Physician 
DR. JOHN J. HARTIGAN, Examining Physician 
CLINTON H. STEVENS, Chief Clerk 
LAURETTA S. WILSON, Stenographer 

To advise and assist registrants in preparing questionnaires, 
claims, etc., there is an Advisory Board for Registrants' — 

JAMES S. EASTHAM, Andover, Chairman 
ROY E. HARDY, Andover 

C. CARLETON KIMBALL, Andover 

There are also several Associate Members. 



11 



Annual Town Meeting 

MARCH 4, 1940 



Agreeably to a warrant signed by the Selectmen, February 13th 
1940 the inhabitants of the Town of Andover qualified to vote 
in elections and town affairs met and assembled at the designated 
polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, 
viz: The Town Hall in Precinct One; the Square and Compass 
Hall in Precinct Two; the Administration Building, Shawsheen 
Village, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange Hall, in Precinct 
Four; the Old School House, Ballardvale, in Precinct Five; and 
the Phillips Club House, School Street, in Precinct Six in said 
Andover, on Monday, the fourth day of March, 1940 at 7:00 
o'clock a.m. 

Essex, ss. Andover, February 29, 1940 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places, where bills and notices are usually 
posted, and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 

Took up Article One and proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 
The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls were opened at seven o'clock a.m. and closed at seven 
o'clock p.m. The total number of ballots cast, was 3771, viz: 
Precinct One, 923; Precinct Two, 941; Precinct Three, 700; Pre- 
cinct Four, 331 ; Precinct Five, 360; Precinct Six, 516. 





Moderator— One Year 






Precincts 




1 


2 3 4 5 6 




701 


646 552 267 267 418 Frederick Butler 


2851 


222 


295 148 64 93 98 Blanks 

12 


920 



Town Treasurer — One Year 
Precincts 
1 2 3 4 5 6 

785 727 553 265 290 454 Thaxter Eaton 3074 

138 214 147 66 70 62 Blanks 697 

Collector of Taxes — One Year 
760 678 564 265 287 447 James P. Christie 3001 

163 263 136 66 73 69 Blanks 770 

Selectman — Three Years 

488 398 391 186 241 269 Howell F. Shepard 1973 

405 491 253 118 108 229 P. LeRoy Wilson 1604 

30 52 56 27 11 18 Blanks 194 

Assessor — Three Years 

478 375 385 182 227 261 Howell F. Shepard 1908 

409 480 253 115 108 233 P. LeRoy Wilson 1598 

36 86 62 34 25 22 Blanks 265 







School Committee- 


-Three Years 


553 


680 


407 


197 


197 


272 


William A. Doherty 2306 


257 


149 


190 


71 


93 


229 


Harold C. Dunn 989 


297 


249 


257 


99 


79 


257 


John M. Erving 1238 


120 


156 


114 


43 


188 


45 


John E. Haggerty 666 


69 


196 


70 


31 


26 


37 


William Hulse, Jr. 429 


271 


163 


270 


137 


78 


162 


John M. MacKenzie 1081 


605 


427 


333 


184 


148 


302 


Malcolm B. McTernen 1999 



597 803 459 231 271 244 Blanks 2605 





] 


Board 


OF ] 


Public Works — Three Years 




296 


311 


248 


242 


136 


129 


William F. Barron 


1362 


165 


243 


341 


51 


73 


77 


George R. Cairns 


950 


140 


148 


61 


14 


39 


67 


William McCoubrie 


469 


219 


101 


103 


57 


77 


213 


Clinton D. Shaw 


770 


238 


124 


113 


72 


77 


221 


Eldon E. Stark 


845 


96 


47 


126 


22 


29 


32 


Arthur E. Steinert 


352 


123 


156 


87 


10 


29 


47 


Alexander Thomson 


452 


263 


361 


73 


54 


109 


98 


John B. White 


958 


306 


391 


248 


140 


151 


148 


Blanks 


1384 






(F 


or recount 


figures see page 39) 
13 







Trustee of 


Memorial Hall Library — Seven Years 






Precincts 






1 


2 


3 


4 5 6 






699 


616 


508 


231 250 416 


Mary B. Smith 


2720 








1 


Martha Byington 


1 


224 


325 


192 


100 109 100 


Blanks 


1050 




Trustee of Memorial Hall Library — One Year 










{to fill vacancy) 




666 


557 


482 


219 239 414 


George F. Sawyer 


2577 


257 


384 


218 


112 121 102 


Blanks 


1194 






Be 


>ARD OF HEALTH- 


—Three Years 




715 


637 


506 


238 263 432 


Percy J. Look 


2791 


208 


304 


194 


93 97 84 
Tree Warden- 


Blanks 
-One Year 


980 


448 


244 


182 


127 163 255 


George R. Abbott 


1419 


79 


41 


24 


11 20 45 


Everett D. Burton 


220 


216 


495 


161 


106 116 114 


Thomas F. Morrissey 


1208 


155 


130 


317 


72 41 86 


Thomas D. Taylor 


801 



25 31 16 15 20 16 Blanks 123 

Planning Board — Five Years 
602 493 446 197 203 359 Walter Lamont 2300 

321 448 254 134 157 157 Blanks 1471 

Trustees of Punchard Free School — Three Years 

657 494 424 209 195 374 Myron E. Gutterson 2353 

616 468 417 194 206 364 Edmond E. Hammond 2265 

622 475 418 187 196 371 Charles C. Kimball 2269 

600 470 444 213 195 366 William A. Trow 2288 

619 526 412 195 199 373 Henry G. Tyer 2324 

1501 2272 1385 657 809 732 Blanks 7356 

Constables — One Year 

738 614 489 234 259 414 George A. Dane 2748 

671 522 490 216 225 382 J. Lewis Smith 2506 

682 573 466 219 274 393 George N. Sparks 2607 

678 1114 655 324 322 359 Blanks 3452 
All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot and 
check lists were used. 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

March 4, 1940 
Polls opened at 7 :00 a.m. Warden in charge Rowland L. Luce. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7:00 p.m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 923. Number of 
ballots received 1400. Absentee ballot 1. Number of ballots re- 
turned 477. Number of ballots cast 923. Mutilated ballots — 1. 
Police officer on duty John Campbell. Voted to count ballots at 
8:15 a.m. 

JOSEPH W. McNALLY, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

March 4, 1940 
Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. Warden in charge Joseph A. Mc- 
Carthy. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7:00 p.m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 941. 
(3 A.V.) Number of ballots received 1450. Spoiled 1. Number of 
ballots returned 511. Number of ballots cast 941. Police officer on 
duty Robert Dobbie. Voted to count ballots at 8:30 a.m. 

DANA W. CLARK, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

March 4, 1940 
Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. Warden in charge Stafford A. Lind- 
say. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7:00 p.m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 701. Number of 
ballots received 1201. Number of ballots returned 501. Number of 
ballots cast 700. Police officer on duty Joseph E. O'Brien. Machine 
jumped one. Voted to count ballots at 7:15 a.m. 

MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

March 4, 1940 
Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. Warden in charge George W. Dis- 
brow. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 7:00 p.m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 331. Number 
of ballots received 585. Number of ballots returned 254. Number 
of ballots cast 331. Police officer on duty Joseph A. Davis. Voted 
to count ballots at 10:30 a.m. 

ALFRED BLANCHETTK, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FIVE 

March 4, 1940 
Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. Warden in charge Clester E. Mat- 
thews. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 7:00 p.m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 360. Police 
officer on duty George N. Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 11 :00 
a,m. 

CHARLES H. MURNANE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT SIX 

March 4, 1940 
Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. Warden in charge Llewellyn D. 
Pomeroy. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7:00 p.m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 516. 
Number of ballots received 1000. Number of ballots returned 484. 
Number of ballots cast 516. Police officer on duty George Dufton. 
Voted to count ballots at 8.45 a.m. 

JOSEPH A. LYNCH, Clerk 

After final action of Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of General Laws to 
Monday, March 11 at 7 o'clock P.M. at the Memorial Audi- 
torium. 



ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING, MARCH 11, 1940 

The inhabitants of the Town of Andover qualified to vote in 
elections and Town Affairs met in the Memorial x^uditorium on 
Monday, March 11, 1940 at 7 o'clock in the evening. 

The check lists showed that six hundred ninety-one voters 
entered the auditorium. 

The meeting was called to order by Frederick Butler, Moder- 
ator. 

Before taking up the regular business it was the unanimous 
consent of the meeting to admit Miss Florence Gallarane, 
stenographer to record the meeting. 

It was then moved and seconded that in the event that it "is 
necessary to adjourn this meeting that March 12, 1940, 7 o'clock 
P.M. at Memorial Auditorium be set. 

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After reading the warrant Moderator Frederick Butler de- 
clared the following result under Article One of March 4: 

Frederick Butler elected Moderator for one year. 

Thaxter Eaton elected Town Treasurer for one year. 

James P. Christie elected Collector of Taxes for one year. 

Howell F. Shepard elected Selectman for three years. 

Howell F. Shepard elected Assessor for three years. 

William A. Doherty elected member of School Committee for 
three years. 

John M. Erving elected member of School Committee for three 
years. 

Malcolm B. McTernen elected member of School Committee 
for three years. 

William F. Barron elected member of Board of Public Works 
for three years. 

John B. White elected member of Board of Public Works for 
three years. 

Mary B. Smith elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library for 
seven years. 

George F. Sawyer elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for one year (to fill vacancy). 

Percy J. Look, M.D., elected member Board of Health for 
three years. 

George R. Abbott elected Tree Warden for one year. 

Walter M. Lamont elected member of Planning Board for 
five years. 

Myron E. Gutterson elected Trustee of Punchard Free School 
for three years. 

Edmond E. Hammond elected Trustee of Punchard Free 
School for three years. 

Charles C. Kimball elected Trustee of Punchard Free School 
for three years. 

William A. Trow elected Trustee of Punchard Free School for 
three years. 

Henry G. Tyer elected Trustee of Punchard Free School for 
three years. 

George A. Dane elected Constable for one year. 

J. Lewis Smith elected Constable for one year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for one year. 

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Article 2 — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Voted — that Frederick E. Cheever serve as Trustee of Cornell 
Fund for three years. 

Finance Committee for one year (appointed by Moderator) — 
Harvey G. Turner, Ralph A. Woodcock, Hugh Bullock, Mitchell 
Johnson, Joseph M. Hargedon, Charles P. Gabeler, George A. 
Stanley, Jr. 

Street Lighting Committee for one year (appointed by Moder- 
ator) — William H. Merchant, Ernest R. Edwards, Chester A. 
Johnson, Eldon E. Starke, Joseph T. Remmes. 

Supervised Play Committee for one year (appointed by Moder- 
ator) — Stafford Lindsay, Charles J. Bailey, James Gillen, Harold 
L. Peters, Harry I. Emmons, Richard O'Brien, Frank Markey, 
Mrs. George G. Brown. 

Coordinated Recreation Committee for one year (appointed by 
Moderator) — Jerome W. Cross, Mrs. Ernest D. Walen, Joseph 
Doherty, Chairman of Supervised Play Committee, Chairman 
of Pomps Pond Committee. 

Garbage Committee — Fred E. Cheever, Richard S. Douglas, 
Henry S. Hopper, John M. MacKenzie, Ralph A. Woodcock, 
Alvin J. Zink, Jr., George R. Cairns, Charles Shattuck. 

Article 3 — To establish the salary of elected Town Officers 
for the ensuing year. 

Voted — that the salaries of the elected Town Officers for the 
ensuing year be established as follows: 

Chairman, Board of Selectmen $ 400.00 

Two members at $300.00 each 600 . 00 

Board of Assessors 1 200 . 00 

Three members at $400.00 each 

Board of Public Welfare 300 . 00 

Three members at $100.00 each 

Town Clerk 1900.00 

Town Treasurer 2500 . 00 

Collector of Taxes 2250 . 00 
Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden 

combined salary for both per week 35 . 00 

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Board of Health 

Chairman 

Secretary 

Representing Doctor 
Secretary, Board of Public Works 
Treasurer, Library Trustees 
Treasurer, Punchard Trustees 
Moderator, per meeting 



50.00 
75.00 
100.00 
100.00 
100.00 
200.00 
10.00 



Article 4 — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for the following purposes: Appropriation for the Asses- 
sors, Board of Selectmen, and all departments under their control : 



Voted — to appropriate the following stated sums 


of money: 


American Legion 


600.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars 


600.00 


Armistice Day 


150.00 


Memorial Day 


925.00 


Aid to Dependent Children 


8000.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


3500.00 


Military Aid 


300.00 


State Aid 


500.00 


Old Age Assistance 


30000.00 


Public Welfare 


23500.00 


Retirement Fund 


12044.00 


W.P.A. Material 


1000.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


Elections and Registrations 


3500.00 


Insurance 


10700.00 


Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 


7228.13 


Purification Plant Portion 


120.00 


Pomps Pond 


2200.00 


Public Dump 


700.00 


Printing Town Report 


709.50 


Selectmen 


2200.00 


Treasurer 


2950.00 


Collector 


4838 . 00 


Accountant 


2650.00 


Assessors 


4625.00 


Town Clerk 


2806.00 



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Moderator 


10.00 


Perambulation of Town Bounds 


100.00 


Town Counsel 


750.00 


Re-printing By-Laws 


160.00 


Re-printing Traffic Regulations 


170.00 


Finance Committee 


20.00 


Dog Officer 


225.00 


Animal Inspector 


250.00 


Building Inspector 


525.00 


Town Scales 


125.00 


Inspector of Wires 


410.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


450.00 


Municipal Buildings 


3500.00 


Infirmary 


9300.00 


Moth Suppression 


4500.00 


Police Department 


30295.00 


Fire Department 


29360.00 


Brush Fires 


1000.00 


Interest 


11350.00 


Retirement of Bonds 


41000.00 


Appropriation for Tree Warden 


5000.00 


Appropriation for Board of Health 


4708.00 


Care and Treatment of Tubercular patients 


3500.00 


Appropriation for Trustees of Memorial Hall 




Library — plus Dog tax refunds 


12984.00 


Appropriation for Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 


9730.00 


Appropriation for Street Lighting Committee 


18513.72 


Appropriation for School Committee 


184847.87 


(inc. $12.87 1938 bill) 




Playground Committee 


2470.00 


Appropriation for all Departments under the control 




of the Board of Public Works 




Highway Maintenance 


52900.00 


Water Maintenance 


27800.00 


Water Construction 


10500.00 


Parks and Playgrounds 


4600.00 


Sewer Maintenance 


5800.00 


Snow removal and sanding 


16500.00 



Total departmental 



$620199.22 



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Article 7 — Police car (with turn-in value) 

Article 8 — Police Motorcycle (with turn-in value) 

Article 9 — Brush Fire Truck 

Article 10 — Kerosene-heated asphalt kettle, B.P.W. 

Article 11 — Centrifugal pump, B.P.W. 

Article 12— Cold Patch Mixer 

Article 13 — New Sidewalks 

Article 14— Chevrolet Truck, B.P.W. 

Article 15 — Road Hone 

Article 16 — Hard Surfacing Gravel Roads 

Article 17 — Chapter 90 Work 

Article 18 — Lawn Mower, B.P.W. 

Article 19 — Chlorinator — Pumping Station 

Article 21-^Shed, B.P.W. 

Article 22 — Sidewalk and Park Roller 

Article 24 — Water mains — Cheever Circle and 

Cabot Rd. 
Article 26 — Water main — Appletree Lane 
Article 28 — Water mains — Dartmouth Rd. Ext. 
Article 29 — No. Main St. Sewer 
Articles 30-37 — Water Construction (new) 
Article 38 — materials, supervision and truck hire 

in conjunction with W.P.A. and welfare labor 
Article 43 — Re-opening North School 
Article 44 — Skating area 

Article 50 — Retaining wall and sidewalk — Walnut Ave 
Article 52 — Widening Argilla Rd. and Andover St. 
Article 62 — Straightening Osgood St. 



589. 


00 


462. 


00 


3000. 


00 


300. 


00 


250. 


00 


325. 


00 


2500.00 


600. 


00 


500. 


00 


5000. 


00 


1000. 


00 


430. 


00 


820 


.00 


750 


.00 


525 


.00 


3241 


.06 


2377 


.50 


600 


.50 


1000 


.00 


10000 


.00 


12000 


.00 


425 


.00 


250 


.00 


!. 950 


.00 


625 


.00 


150 


.00 



Total Special Articles 48670 . 06 



Grand Total $668869.28 

Article 5 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial 
year beginning January 1, 1940, in accordance with Section 4. 
Chapter 44, General Laws, and to issue a note or notes therefor, 
payable within one year, and to renew any note so issued for a 
period of less than one year, in accordance with Section 17 of said 
Chapter 44. 

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Voted — to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipa- 
tion of the revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 
1940 in accordance with Section 4, Chapter 44, General Laws, 
and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, 
and to renew any note so issued for a period of less than one year, 
in accordance with Section 17 of said Chapter 44. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time after January 1, 1941, in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1941, in ac- 
cordance with Section 4, Chapter 44, General Laws, and to issue 
a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew 
any note so issued for a period of less than one year, in accordance 
with Section 17 of said Chapter 44. 

Voted — to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time after January 
1, 1941, in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1, 1941, in accordance with Section 4, Chapter 44, 
General Laws, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable with- 
in one year, and to renew any note so issued for a period of less 
than one year, in accordance with Section 17 of said Chapter 44. 

Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate five hundred and eighty-nine ($589.00) dollars to be used with 
the turn-in value of a 1937 Plymouth Sedan forthe purchase of an 
automobile for use by the Police Department, on petition of 
George A. Dane and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate $589.00 to be used with the turn-in 
value of a 1937 Plymouth Sedan for the purchase of an automo- 
bile for use by the Police Department. . 

Article 8 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
four hundred and sixty- two ($462.00) dollars to be used with the 
turn-in value of a 1928 Harley Davison Motorcycle for the pur- 
chase of a motorcycle for use by the Police Department, on peti- 
tion of George A. Dane and others. 

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Upon motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate four hundred and sixty-two 
($462.00) dollars to be used with the turn-in value of a 1928 
Harley Davison Motorcycle for the purchase of a motorcycle for 
use by the Police Department. 

Article 9 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$3000.00 for the purchase of a Brush Fire Truck for use in the 
Fire Department. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate $3000.00 for the purchase of a 
Brush Fire Truck for use in the Fire Department. 

Akticle 10 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to purchase a kerosene-heated asphalt kettle and ap- 
propriate the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a 
kerosene-heated asphalt kettle and appropriate the sum of 
$300.00 therefor. 

Article 1 1 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to purchase a three-inch self-priming centrifugal pump 
equipped with twenty feet of suction hose and appropriate the 
sum of two hundred and fifty ($250.00) dollars therefor, on peti- 
tion of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a 
three-inch self-priming centrifugal pump equipped with twenty 
feet of suction hose and appropriate the sum of $250.00 therefor. 

Article 12 — Tosee if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to purchase a cold patch mixer and appropriate the 

sum of three hundred .md twenty-five ($325.00) dollars therefor, 

on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 

Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a cold 

patch mixer and appropriate the sum of S^25.00 therefor. 

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Article 13 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to build new sidewalks and appropriate the sum of 
twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to build new side- 
walks and appropriate the sum of $2500.00 therefor. 

Article 14 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a truck to replace the Chevrolet truck 
and appropriate the sum of six hundred ($600.00) dollars there- 
for, and that the price allowed for the old truck be used as part 
payment for the new truck, on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a 
truck to replace the Chevrolet truck and appropriate the sum 
of $600.00 therefor, and that the price allowed for the old truck 
be used as part payment for the new truck. 

Article 15 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a road maintainer or road hone and 
appropriate the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public W r orks. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a road 
maintainer or road hone and appropriate the sum of $500.00 
therefor. 

Article 16 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) dollars to be used to 
hard surface gravel roads which have been built with Federal 
Funds under the direction of and on petition of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $5000.00 to be used to 
hard surface gravel roads which have been built with Federal 
Funds under the direction of the Board of Public Works. 

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Article 17 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of one thousand ($1000.00) dollars to be used for 

maintaining, repairing and improving 'Town Highways under the 
provision of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate $1000.00 to be used for maintain- 
ing, repairing and improving Town Highways under the provision 
of Chapter 90 of the General Laws. 

Article 18— To see if the town w r ill authorize the Hoard of 
Public Works to purchase a lawn mower and appropriate the 
sum of four hundred and thirty ($430.00) dollars therefor, on pe- 
tition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a 
lawn mower and appropriate $430.00 therefor. 

Article 19 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a chlorinator for the Haggetts Pond 
Pumping Station and appropriate the sum of eight hundred and 
twenty ($820.00) dollars therefor, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a 
chlorinator for the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station and appro- 
priate $820.00 therefor. 

Article 20 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a small truck to replace t he Ford Runa- 
bout and appropriate the sum of six hundred and fifty-six 
($656.00) dollars therefor, on petition of the Hoard o\ Public 

Works. 

Upon motion made l>v Mr. White, and duly Beconded, it was 
Voted, to have this article withdrawn from the warrant. 

A.RTN i i 23 To see it' the town will authorize the Board "t 
Public Works t<> build .i lean-to shed .idj.icent to the garage to 
cover miow removal and other equipment ami appropriate the 

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sum of seven hundred and fifty ($750.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to build a lean-to 
shed adjacent to the garage to cover snow removal and other 
equipment and appropriate $750.00 therefor. 

Article 22 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a sidewalk and park roller and appro- 
priate the sum of five hundred and twenty-five ($525.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a 
sidewalk and park roller and appropriate $525.00 therefor. 

Article 23 — To see if the town will vote to accept as Public 
Ways and name Cheever Circle and Cabot Road as laid out by 
the Board of Survey as shown on plan entitled — "Acceptance 
Plan for portions of Cheever Circle and Cabot Road, Johnson 
Acres, Andover, Mass., made June, 1939 by Morse, Dickinson 
and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Mass." 

Both plan and description referred to being on file at the Town 
Clerk's office. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Cheever, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to accept as Public Ways and name Cheever Circle and 
Cabot Road as laid out by the Board of Survey as shown on plan 
entitled "Acceptance Plan for portions of Cheever Circle and 
Cabot Road, Johnson Acres, Andover, Mass., made June, 1939 
by Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

Article 24 — To see if the town will vote to purchase of Fred E. 
Cheever the water mains with appurtenances thereto belonging, 
now laid in the easterly and westerly sections of Cheever Circle 
and Cabot Road, provided the town votes to accept said roads as 
public ways, and to appropriate the sum of three thousand, two 
hundred forty-one dollars and six cents ($3241.06), for said pur- 
pose, on petition of Fred E. Cheever and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Cheever, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to purchase of Fred E. Cheever the water mains with ap- 

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purtenances thereto belonging, now laid in the easterly and 
westerly sections of Cheever Circle and Cabot Road, and to 
appropriate $3241.06 for said purpose. 

Article 25 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name Appletree Lane as laid out by the Board of Sur- 
vey as shown on plan entitled "Acceptance Plan for Appletree 
Lane, Andover, Mass., made January 1940 by Morse, Dickinson 
and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Mass." 

Both plan and description referred to being on file at the Town 
Clerk's office. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Dunn, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to accept as a Public Way and name Appletree Lane as 
laid out by the Board of Survey as shown on plan entitled "Ac- 
ceptance Plan for Appletree Lane, Andover, Mass., made Janu- 
ary, 1940 by Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haver- 
hill, Mass. 

Article 26 — To see if the town will vote to purchase of Ruth 
E. Dunn, the water mains with appurtenances thereto belonging, 
now laid in Appletree Lane, provided the town votes to accept 
said way as a public way, and to raise and appropriate the sum 
of twenty-three hundred seven ty-seven dollars and fifty cents 
($2377.50) for said purpose, on petition of Ruth E. Dunn and 
others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Dunn, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to purchase of Ruth E. Dunn (he water mains with ap- 
purtenances thereto belonging, now laid in Appletree Lane, and 
to raise and appropriate $2377.50 for said purpose. 

Article 27 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 

Way and name Dartmouth Road, that part of Dartmouth Road 
extension laid out by the Hoard of Survey as shown <>n plan of B aid 

Dartmouth Road Extension made February, 1940 by Morse, 
Dickinson & Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Massachusetts. 
Both plan and description referred to being on tile at the To* n 

( 'lerk's office. 

Upon motion made by Mi. Shepard. and duly >rconded. it \v,i> 

Voted, that the description in the hands of the To* d Clerk be read 
and accepted as follow b: 

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Westerly line — Beginning at a stone bound in the southerly 
line of Princeton Avenue, said bound being located 33.34 feet 
easterly of a stone bound marking the beginning of a curve in said 
avenue ; thence in an easterly and southerly direction by a curve 
having a radius of 11.64 feet a distance of 24.3 feet to a stone 
bound; thence south 8° 01' 30" east to 120.28 feet to a point. 

Easterly Ziwe— Beginning at a stone bound on the southerly line 
of Princeton Avenue, said bound being located 110.34 feet easter- 
ly of stone bound marking the beginning of a curve in said ave- 
nue ; thence in a general westerly and southerly direction and by a 
curve having a radius of 18.9 feet a distance of 19.02 feet to a 
stone bound; thence south 8° 01' 30" east 152.00 feet to a point. 

Article 28 — To see if the town will vote to purchase of George 
Cairns the water mains with appurtenances thereto belonging, 
now laid in Dartmouth Road extension, provided the town votes 
to accept said road as a Public Way, and to appropriate the sum 
of six hundred dollars and fifty cents ($600.50) for said purpose, 
on petition of George Cairns and others. 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was Voted, to purchase 
of George Cairns the water mains with appurtenances thereto 
belonging, now laid in Dartmouth Road extension, and to appro- 
priate $600.50 for said purpose. 

Article 29 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
building of an eight-inch sewer on North Main Street beginning 
at an existing sewer manhole just north of Riding Academy 
Avenue and extending along North Main Street approximately 
eight hundred and seventy feet in a northerly direction to a point 
near a proposed street and appropriate the sum of three thousand, 
four hundred and eighty ($3480.00) dollars therefor, and assess 
betterments upon the estates benefited by the above extension; 
said work to be done under the direction of the Board of Public 
Works, on petition of W r alter Walker and others. 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was Voted, to author- 
ize the building of an eight-inch sewer on North Main Street 
beginning at an existing sewer manhole just north of Riding 
Academy Avenue and extending along North Main Street ap- 
proximately eight hundred and seventy feet in a northerly direc- 
tion to a point near a proposed street, and appropriate the sum 

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of one thousand ($1000.00) dollars therefor, and assess better- 
ments upon the estates benefited by the above extension, to the 
exact cost to the town of the job, said work to be done under the 
direction of the Board of Public Works with available W.P.A. 
labor. 

Voted, to take up Articles 30 to 37 inclusive. 

Article 30 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Porter 
Road and Abbot Street along Abbot Street a distance of five 
hundred feet and appropriate the sum of one thousand, four 
hundred and twenty-five ($1425.00) dollars therefor, on peti- 
tion of Louis G. Conkey and others. 

Article 31 — To see if the town will authorize the. Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the dead end on 
South Main Street along South Main Streetto the By-pass, thence 
across the By-pass to its south side, thence westerly to a point in 
front of the property of Henry Cronier and appropriate the sum 
of two thousand, eight hundred and eighty ($2880.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of Clarence P. May and others. 

Article 32 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of River 
Road and Brundrett Avenue along Brundrett Avenue a distance 
of fifteen hundred feet to the property of Jacob Shlakis and ap- 
propriate the sum of two thousand, three hundred and fifty 
($2350.00) dollars therefor, providing W.P.A. labor is available, 
on petition of Alghi Shlakis and others. 

Article 33 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of River Road 
and Boutwell Road along Boutwell Road to the corner of \\a^- 
getts Pond Road, thence along Haggetts Pond Road to the pro- 
perty of Frederick J. Kearn and appropriate the sum of seventy- 
one hundred ($7100.00) dollars therefor, providing W.P.A. labor 
is available, on petition <>t Frederick J. Kearn and others. 

Article .>4 To see it the town will authorize the Board <>t" 

Public Works to extend the water main from the ^cal\ end on 

Vine Street along Vine Street, a distance of eight hundred and 



thirty-two (832) feet and appropriate the sum of eighteen hund- 
red ($1800.00) dollars therefor, providing W.P.A. labor is avail- 
able, on petition of Edward A. Doyle and others. 

Article 35 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the existing dead 
end on Chandler Road in front of the Johnson property along 
Chandler Road to the corner of Sanders Road, thence along 
Sanders Road to the corner of Greenwood Road and appropriate 
the sum of forty-five hundred ($4500.00) dollars therefor, provid- 
ing W.P.A. labor is available, on petition of Charles Garabedian 
and others. 

Article 36 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Brun- 
drett Avenue and River Road along Brundrett Avenue to the 
property of Mr. Henry Robidoux and appropriate the sum of 
twenty-one hundred ($2100.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
Henry Robidoux and others. 

Article 37 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Ando- 
ver Street and Dascomb Road along Dascomb Road a distance of 
four hundred and forty-eight (448) feet and appropriate the sum 
of seven hundred and sixty ($760.00) dollars therefor, providing 
W.P.A. labor is available, on petition of Hartwell B. Abbott and 
others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Turner, and duly seconded, taking up 
Articles 30 to 37 it was Voted, that the sum of $10,000.00 be ap- 
propriated for new water construction and to be spent at the dis- 
cretion of the Board of Public Works; that is distinctly under- 
stood in conjunction with W.P.A. labor. 

Article 38 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of eighteen thousand ($18,000.00) dollars to be used 
for material, supervision and truck hire in conjunction with Fed- 
eral and Town Welfare labor which may be alio ted, and to be 
spent in any Department at the discretion of and on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was Voted, to 
raise and appropriate $12,000.00 to be used for material, super- 

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vision and truck hire in conjunction with Federal and Town Wel- 
fare labor which may be allotted, and to be spent in any Depart- 
ment at the discretion of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Lamont, and duly seconded, it was 

Voted, tO take Up Articles 39 t 40, 41 and 42 collect ively. 

Article 39 — To see if the town will amend t he Zoning By-Law 
by the adoption of the following: 

Amend Section IX by adding at the end of paragraph 1 thereof 
the following:". . .provided, however that the Board of Appeals 
may permit land to be subdivided with lot frontages of less than 
seventy-five (75) feet and for lot areas of less than eighty-five 
hundred (8500) square feet if two or more dwellings were located 
on an existing lot at the time this By-Law is adopted or if land 
is being subdivided for summer camp lots on or near the shores of 
a river, pond or lake," on petition of the Planning Board. 

Article 40 — To see if the town will amend the Zoning By-Law 
by the adoption of the following: 

Amend Section IX by adding at the end of paragraph 4 thereof 
the following new sentences: 

"On corner lots no part of any building shall extend within 
twenty (20) feet of the street line," on petition of the Planning 
Board. 

Article 41 — To see if the town will amend the Zoning By-Law 
by the adoption of the following: 

Amend Section IX by adding at the end of paragraph 5 thereof 
the following:"...; provided, however, that on corner lots no 
buildings shall extend nearer than twenty (20) feet to the street 
line,'* on petition of the Planning Board. 

\k i [4 LE 42 —To see if the town w ill amend the Zoning By-Law 

by the adoption of the following: 

Amend Section XII by Inserting at the end thereof the following 

new paragraph : 

"The Board ol Selectmen may appoint one or more associate 
members of the Board of Appeals for terms <>! BUCh length as 
Bhall be determined by the Bo.ird of Selectmen; and in CaSC ol a 
Vacancy, inability t<> act or interest on the part Of a member of 

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the Board of Appeals, his place may be taken by an associate 
member designated by the Board of Selectmen, all in accordance 
with the provisions of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as amended 
from time to time," on petition of the Planning Board. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Lamont, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to adopt as read, this group of four articles 39, 40, 41 and 
42. A rising vote was taken 341 voting in the affirmative and 
none in the negative. (Two-thirds vote required) 

Article 32 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of nine hundred and twenty-five ($925.00) dollars 
to be expended by the School Committee for the purpose of re- 
opening the North School, on petition of Ernest Fieldhouse and 
others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Fieldhouse, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $425.00 to be 
added to $500.00 appropriated in 1939 to be expended by the 
School Committee for the purpose of re-opening the North 
School. 

Article 44 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to provide and maintain Andover Skating Areas 
during the cold weather until the Town Meeting in 1941 and ap- 
propriate the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars therefor and 
establish this item as part of the regular budget, on petition of 
the Committee for Co-ordinated Recreation. 

Upon motion of Mr. Turner, and duly seconded, it was Voted, 
that the sum of $250. 00 be appropriated to be spent by and at 
the discretion of the Co-ordinated Recreation Committee, to pro- 
vice and maintain Andover Skating Areas, during the cold weath- 
er, until Town Meeting in 1941. 

Article 45 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1500.00 for the -purpose of purchasing and in- 
stalling portable bleachers on the Playstead, under the direction 
of the Board of Public. Works, on petition of James R. Mosher 
and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Squires and duly seconded, it was Voted, 
to indefinitely postpone. (213 in the affirmative — 87 in the 
negative). 

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Article 46 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1500.00 for the purpose of purchasing from 
New England Cities Ice Co., Hussey's Pond, so-called, and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to make said purchase, on pe- 
tition of James B. Gillen and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Squires it was Voted, to indefinitely 
postpone. (153 in the affirmative — 80 in the negative.) 

Upon motion made by Mr. Kimball, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to adjourn. (The meeting was adjourned at 11.20 o'clock 
P.M. to Tuesday, March 12, 1940, at 7 o'clock P.M.) 

MARCH 12, 1940, meeting called to order by the Moderator 
at 7 o'clock P.M. 

Article 47 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to hard surface High Plain Road from a point in 
front of the property of Mr. George Carter to the corner of 
Greenwood Road and appropriate the sum of thirty-three hund- 
red ($3300.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Charles Muller 
and others. (Referred by vote of 1939). 

Upon motion made by Mr. Burns, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 48 — To see if the town will appropriate the sum of 
seventeen hundred and fifty ($1750.00) dollars to install curbing 
and build a hard surface road on Sutherland Street for a distance 
of three hundred and sixty-five (365) feet west of Liberty Street. 
on petition of Norman Howard and others. (Referred by vote of 
1939). 

Upon motion made by Mr. O'Connell, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to refer the matter to the Board of Public Works. 

ARTICLE 4 ( ) — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to construct a sidewalk on the easterly side of 

River Street from the steps leading to High Street to a point in 

trout of the property of Mr. Harry Trow and appropriate the 

.sum of nine hundred ($900.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 

Peter D. Quinn ami others. (Referred by vote of 1939). 

There being no motion, thr article was passed o\cr. 

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Article 50 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to build a retaining wall and sidewalk on the south 
side of Walnut Avenue between High Street and Maple Avenue 
and appropriate the sum of nine hundred and fifty ($950.00) dol- 
lars therefor, on petition of Frederick F. Mcintosh and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Mcintosh, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to build a retaining 
wall and sidewalk on the south side of Walnut Avenue between 
High Street and Maple Avenue and appropriate the sum of 
$950.00 therefor. 

Article 51 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install a drain on Princeton Road between 
George Street and Dartmouth Road and on Dartmouth Road 
between Princeton Road and the end of Dartmouth Road and 
appropriate the sum of six hundred ($600.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of Romeo Topping and others. 

There being no motions, the Moderator declared Article 51 
passed over. 

Article 52 — To see if the town will vote to accept from Sidney 
P. White a deed of a parcel of land south of Argilla Road, near its 
intersection with Andover Street, and from James J. Abbott a 
deed of a parcel of land east of Andover Street, near its inter- 
section with Argilla Road, for the purpose of relocating and widen- 
ing Andover Street and Argilla Road; will raise and appropriate 
six hundred and twenty-five ($625.00) dollars for the purchase of 
culverts, grading and other necessary materials for the relocation 
and widening of said streets as shown on a preliminary plan of 
Argilla Road, Andover, 1939, sheet 5 of 5 as drawn by the County 
of Essex, Engineer's Office, plan No. 0448; and will vote that 
upon completion of said relocation of Argilla Road, that section 
of Argilla Road, as now located, between Andover Street and a 
point opposite the residence of Sidney P. White, be discontinued 
and abandoned as a public way, on petition of Sidney P. White 
and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. W T hite, and duly seconded, it was Voted, 
to adopt Article 52 as read and appropriate $625.00 therefor. 

Article 53 — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of six hundred ($600.00) dollars for new trees, loam and fer- 

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tilizer to be spent under the direction of the Tree Warden, on 
petition of George R. Abbott and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Burns, and duly seconded, it was Voted, 
that Article 53 be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 54 — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of two hundred ($200.00) dollars for four band concerts to be 
given in Andover during the summer by the Andover Brass Band, 
on petition of H. Irving Newman and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hammond, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that article be disapproved. 

Article 55 — To see what action the town will take in regard to 
the collection and disposal of garbage, rubbish and ashes, either 
or all, on petition of John M. MacKenzie and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. MacKenzie, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that a committee of eight be appointed to make a survey 
and report to the next Town Meeting. 

Article 56 — To see if the town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Public Works to issue permits to the regis- 
tered voters of Andover and their families allowing them and 
them only to boat and fish in Haggetts Pond from May 1st to 
October 15th annually; subject to the fishing laws of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, on petition of William Thompson 
and others. 

Voted, that article be defeated. 

Article 57 — To see if the town will vote to change the term of 
Town Treasurer from one to three years, said change to take 
effect at the next annual election, on petition of Elmer J. Grover 
and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. ('.rover, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to change the term of Town Treasurer from one to three 
years, said change to take effect .it the next annual election. 

Article 58 To Bee it the town will vote t<> change the term of 

Tax Collector so that in 1941 the term shall be tWO years ^\n\ on 

the expiration thereof it Bhall thereafter be three years, on petition 

of Elmer J. Grover and others. 



Upon motion made by Mr. Grover, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to change the term of Tax Collector so that in 1941 the 
term shall be two years and on the expiration thereof it shall 
thereafter be three years. 

Article 59 — To see if the town will vote to change the term of 
Tree Warden from one year to three years, as allowed by an act 
of the Legislature of 1939, upon petition of S. Quentin Jackson 
and others. 

Voted, that article be rejected. 

Article 60 — To see if the town will vote to authorize and in- 
struct the Board of Selectmen to sell the Bailey District School 
with land and buildings for such sum or sums as the Board of 
Selectmen may deem best, and to authorize the Board of Select- 
men to give a good and sufficient Quitclaim Deed in the name of 
the town for the aforesaid land and buildings, on petition of 
Augustine C. Reilly and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize and instruct the Board of Selectmen to sell 
the Bailey District School with land and buildings for such sum 
or sums as the Board of Selectmen may deem best, and to author- 
ize the Board of Selectmen to give a good and sufficient Quitclaim 
Deed in the name of the town for the aforesaid land and buildings. 

Article 61 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate $1852.70 to reimburse the City of Lawrence as the town's 
share of the cost of securing in 1936 a reduction of per kilowatt 
hour rates for electricity sold and delivered by the Lawrence Gas 
and Electric Company. 

Voted, that article be disapproved. 

Article 62 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of one hundred fifty dollars to acquire land by emi- 
nent domain or otherwise to straighten Osgood Street at or near 
the intersection of Blanchard and Osgood Streets, on petition of 
the Planning Board. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Lewis, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $150.00 to acquire land 
by eminent domain or otherwise to straighten Osgood Street at 
or near the intersection of Blanchard and Osgood Streets. 

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Article 63 — To see if the town will vote to confirm the action 
of the Board of Selectmen in accepting for the Town of Andover 
from the P2state of Lucy Hayward Shaw, late of Andover, the 
legacy as given under Paragraph 1A of her will which is as follows: 
"To the Town of Andover, in Trust to be known as the David and 
Lucy Hayward Shaw Fund, ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars, 
the income only to be used for the comfort and relief of the poor of 
the town." 

Upon motion made by Mr. Winslow, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to confirm the action of the Board of Selectmen in accept- 
ing for the Town of Andover from the Estate of Lucy Hayward 
Shaw, late of Andover, the legacy as given under Paragraph 1A 
of her will which is as follows "To the Town of Andover, in Trust 
to be known as the David and Lucy Hayward Shaw Fund, 
$10,000.00, the income only to be used for the comfort and relief 
of the poor of the town." 

Article 64 — To see if the town will vote to accept a gift of 
S200.00 from American Legion, Post No. 8, the income from 
which to be used as prize at school contest on Constitution of the 
United States of America. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Winslow, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to accept a gift of $200.00 from American Legion, 
Post No. 8, the income from which is to be used as prize at school 
contest on the Constitution of the United States of America. 

Article 65 — To see if the town will vote to permit Temple Em- 
manuel, a corporation organized under the laws of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, to use as a cemetery for the burial of 
human bodies a certain trad of land, approximately ten acres, 
situated on the westerly side of ( kmld Road about one tenth of a 

mile beyond the State Police barracks in Andover, Massachusetts, 
on petition of Paul P. Simeone and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Resnick, and duly seconded, it was 

Voted, that the article be postponed to the next Annual Town 
Meeting. 

Article 66 To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpected appropriations and tree cash in the treasury 

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Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that all unexpended balances be turned into the treasury 
except the following : A rticle 1 (Nov. 1939) Water Main — Chand- 
ler Road, $644.76; Article 2 (Oct. 1938) North Main St. project, 
$95.05; Article 17, W.P.A. materials and truck hire $25.00; 
Article 30, Skating Area, $203.33; Article 51, North School, 
$500.00; that $7500.00 from the Overlay Reserve and $7500.00 
free cash be transferred to the Reserve Fund, and that $15,000.00 
free cash be voted the Assessors to reduce the 1940 tax rate. 

Article 67 — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Winslow, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that the report of the Town Officers be accepted and 
placed on file. 

Article 68 — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that the Planning Board be instructed to bring before the 
inhabitants of the Town, at the earliest possible meeting, recom- 
mendation for location of a new public dump ; that the Selectmen 
co-operate with the Planning Board to expedite the correction 
of the existing condition of the present dump, with the idea of 
permanently closing the High Street location. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to authorize the Selectmen, in conjunction with any 
Town board or committee, to sell or dispose of obsolete equip- 
ment, broken parts, etc. 

Upon motion made by Mr. O'Connell, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, that this meeting record itself as highly appreciative 
of the gift from the Shaw Estate, and that the Selectmen be in- 
structed to write to the Estate for the purpose of their record, 
this vote of our appreciation. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Hammond, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted to adjourn. 

The meeting was adjourned at 8.30 o'clock P.M. 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meetings. 

Attest: 

George H. Winslow, 

Town Clerk 
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Recount 

March 8, 1940 
The registrars of voters met at 7 o'clock P.M. for the purpose of 

recounting the votes cast for Board of Public Works at the annual 

town election held March 4, 1940. 

Petition for said recount having been fuly filed and registered 

notices being sent to all candidates. 

The ballots were carefully examined and the votes were counted 

and totalled as follows: 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THREE YEARS 







RECOUNT 










Prec. 1 


? 


3 


4 


5 


6 Total Change 


William F. Barron 


296 


311 


244 


242 


135 


129 


1357 


—5 


George R. Cairns 


165 


243 


342 


51 


74 


77 


952 


+2 


William McCoubrie 


140 


148 


61 


14 


39 


66 


468 


— 1 


Clinton D. Shaw 


219 


101 


103 


57 


77 


212 


769 


— 1 


Eldon E. Stark 


235 


123 


116 


72 


76 


221 


843 


—2 


Arthur E. Steinert 


97 


47 


125 


22 


28 


32 


351 


— 1 


Alexander Thomson 


123 


157 


87 


10 


30 


47 


454 


+ 2 


John B. White 


263 


362 


74 


53 


108 


97 


057 


— 1 


Blanks 


308 


390 


248 


141 


153 


151 


1391 


+ 7 






ORIGINAL 










William V. Barron 


296 


311 


248 


242 


136 


129 


1362 




( reorge R. Cairns 


165 


243 


341 


51 


73 


77 


950 




William McCoubrie 


140 


148 


61 


14 


39 


67 


469 




Clinton I). Shaw 


219 


101 


103 


57 


77 


213 


770 




Eldon E. Stark 


238 


124 


113 


72 


77 


221 


845 




Arthur E. Steinert 


96 


47 


126 


11 


20 


M 


352 




Alexander Thomson 


.123 


156 


87 


10 


29 


47 


152 




John B. White 


263 


361 


73 


54 


109 


OS 


<)-^s 




Blanks 


306 


391 


248 
A 


140 

true 

AtU 


151 

record 

si; 


148 


1384 












Ge 


ORGE 


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( lerk 



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Presidential Primaries 

APRIL 30, 1940 



WARRANT 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. 

to either of the constables of the town of andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Primaries to meet in Town Hall — Precinct One only, on 

Tuesday, the Thirtieth Day of April, 1940 at 9 :00 o'clock A.M., 
for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Election 
of Candidates of Political Parties for the following offices : 

4 Delegates at Large to the National Convention of the Re- 
publican Party. 

4 Alternate Delegates at Large to the National Convention of 
the Republican Party. 

12 Delegates at Large to the National Convention of the 
Democratic Party. 

12 Alternate Delegates at Large to the National Convention 
of the Democratic Party. 

2 District Delegates to the National Convention of the Repub- 
lican Party, 7th Congressional District. 

2 Alternate District Delegates to the National Convention of 
the Republican Party, 7th Congressional Dist. 

4 District Delegates to the National Convention of the Demo- 
cratic Party, 7th Congressional District. 

4 Alternate District Delegates to the National Convention of 
the Democratic Party, 7th Congressional District. 

District Members of State Committee — (one man and one 
woman) for each political party for the 4th Senatorial District. 

20 members of the Republican Town Committee. 

10 members of the Democratic Town Committee. 

The polls will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. 

40 



Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your do- 
ings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this Eighth day of April, A.D., 1940. 

HOWELL F. SHEPARD 
J. EVERETT COLLINS 
ROY E. HARDY 

Selectmen of Andover 

Andovkr, April 30, 1940 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said war- 
rants have been posted and published seven days. 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in primaries convened at the designated and 
appointed polling place in Precinct One in said Andover on the 
Thirtieth day of April at 9 o'clock a.m., agreeably to the require- 
ments of the foregoing warrant, they did bring in their votes as 
follows: 

REPUBLICAN PARTY 
DELEGATES AT LARGE TO NATIONAL CONVENTION 

GROUP I 

William H. McMasters of Cambridge 22 

Byron P. Hayden of Springfield 16 

Harry P. Gibbs of Brockton 1 7 

SHdeii G. Hill of Dan vers IS 

DELEGATES— GROUP II 

Leverett Saltonstall of Newton &7 

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. of Beverly LOO 

Joseph W. Martin, Jr. of No. At t leboro 76 

John \Y. Haigis of Greenfield 77 

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ALTERNATE DELEGATES— GROUP II 

Mary B. Besse of Wareham 68 

Orin S. Kenney of Beverly 68 

Mary Phillips Bailey of Northampton 73 

Irene Gowetz of Worcester 68 

Blanks 231 

ALTERNATE DELEGATES, GROUP I 

Abbie L. Tebbets of Waltham 20 

Berton S. Evans of Ayer 18 

Annie L. Brown of Leominster 17 

Lucius K. Thayer of Marblehead 22 

Blanks 290 

DISTRICT DELEGATES, SEVENTH DISTRICT, GROUP I 

Harry P. Goss of Lynn 25 

Arthur L. Ordway of Lynn 24 

GROUP II 

Fred D. Dodge, Jr. of Lynn 57 

Frederick Bancroft Willis of Saugus 56 

Blanks 160 

ALTERNATE DELEGATES, SEVENTH DISTRICT, 

GROUP I 

Annie L. Young of Lynn 20 

Charles M. Chase of Lynn 19 

GROUP II 

Maude M. Tibbetts of Winthrop 54 

Constance C. Wilson of Nahant 52 

Blanks 177 

STATE COMMITTEE 
FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 
(one man — one woman) 

J. H. Merchant Cross of Haverhill 94 

Blanks 67 

Mildred E. Coffin of Amesbury 85 

Blanks 76 

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TOWN COMMITTKK 

Sallie S. Barnard of Shawsheen Rd. 126 

Kirk R. Batcheller of 161 Lowell St. 126 

Gordon R. Cannon of 54 Salem St. 127 

Frederick E. Cheever of Bancroft Rd. 133 

Percy R. W. Davis of 26 Riverina Rd. 120 

Richard S. Douglas of 134 Main St. 123 

Mildred A. Flint of 1 Bailey Rd. 122 

Marion G. Graham of 6 Johnson Rd. 123 

Edward P. Hall of Dascomb Rd. 131 

Edmond E. Hammond of Porter Rd. 125 

C. Madeleine Hewes of Porter Rd. 127 

C. Milton Jackson of 223 Main St. 121 

Mitchell Johnson of 47 Central St. 128 

Roger H. Lewis of Lowell St. 126 

John M. MacKenzie of 35 Balmoral St. 128 

Gavin H. McGhie of Clark Rd. 121 

Clifford E. Marshall of 22 Pasho St. 123 

Miriam B. Poole of 6 Sutherland St. 122 

Harry Sellars of 5 Avon St. 126 

Bertha C. Clark of 72 Maple Ave. 126 

Andrew Pendleton 1 

Blanks 715 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY DELEGATES AT LARGE 

David I. Walsh of Fitchburg 27 

Paul A. Dever of Cambridge 29 

John W. McCormack of Boston 23 

Maurice J. Tobin of Boston 2 7 

William H. Burke Jr. of Hatfield 22 

James M. Curley of Boston 28 

Charles F. Hurley of Cambridge 26 

Joseph B. Ely of Westfield 23 

Francis E. Kelly <>t Boston 26 

Roger L. Putnam of Springfield 22 

William J. Foley of Boston 2 \ 

Alexander G. Lajoie of Worcester 23 

Blanks 1 \\ 

ALTERNATE DELEGATES 

Henry K. Cushing of Brookline 20 

Joseph A. ScolpOnetl Of Boston I 1 ) 

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Elizabeth L. McNamara of Cambridge 22 

Catherine E. Hanifin of Belchertown 20 

Sadie H. Mulrone of Springfield 19 

Clementina Langone of Boston 22 

Anna A. Sharry of Worcester 20 

Margaret M. O'Riordan of Boston 25 

John Zielinski of Holyoke 20 

Mary Maliotis of Boston 19 

Michael J. Batal of Lawrence 24 

Morris Kritzman of Boston 19 

Blanks 195 

DISTRICT DELEGATES— SEVENTH DISTRICT 

Philip A. Kiely of Lynn 22 

Joseph A. Flynn of Lawrence 25 

Michael F. Cronin of Lawrence 26 

Charles R. Coan of Peabody 20 

Daniel Foley of Winthrop 5 

Isidore Schneider of Revere 1 

Blanks 49 

ALTERNATE DISTRICT DELEGATES— SEVENTH 
DISTRICT 

Margaret M. Conry of Peabody 24 

Juliette Carr of Revere 22 

William H. J. Rowan of Revere 22 

Maurice F. Walsh of Wakefield 23 

Blanks 57 

STATE COMMITTEE— FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 

Joseph V. Cronin of Haverhill 20 

Charles H. Morrill of Haverhill 3 

Blanks 14 

TOWN COMMITTEE 

Augustine C. Reilly of 55 High St. 27 

James J. Darby of 58 Maple Ave. 35 

Claude J. Malcolm Smith of Clark Rd. 25 

Edward J. Lefebvre of 200 No. Main St. 26 

Edward Doyle of Vine St. 29 

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Vincent P. Hickey of 44 Elm St. 26 

Joseph Comber 1 

William Harnedy 1 

Blanks 200 

Republican Vote 161 Democratic Vote 37 

Votes checked from Voting lists 

Dem. Rep. 

Prec. 1 10 58 

2 16 19 

3 2 22 

4 5 16 

5 1 7 

6 3 39 

Total 37 161 

REPORT OF CLERK— REPUBLICAN 

April 30, 1940 
Polls opened at 9 a.m. Warden in charge, Rowland L. Luce. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 p.m. Ballot box registered when polls closed — both R. and D. 
198. Number of ballots received 1196. Number of ballots re- 
turned 997. Void ballots 1. Number of ballots cast 161. Police 
Officer on duty, Joseph E. O'Brien, Voted to count ballots at 
2.30 p.m. 

JOSEPH W. McNALLV, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— DEMOCRATIC 

April 30, 1940 

Polls opened at 9 a.m. Warden in charge, Rowland L. Luce. 

Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 

7 p.m. Ballot box registered when polls closed. R. and D. L98. 

Number of ballots received 464. Number of ballots returned 427. 

Number of ballots east 37. Police Officer on duty, Joseph E. 

( )'Brien. Voted to count ballots at 2.30 p.m. 

JOSEPH W. M< N ALLY, Clerk 

The Foregoing i> a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 

return on the same, also a true record of the doings of (In- meeting. 

Attest: 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Fawn Clerk 

IS 



State Primary 

SEPTEMBER 17, 1940 



WARRANT 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. 

to either of the constables of the town of andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in Primaries to meet in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five, and Six, viz: the Town Hall in Precinct One; the Square 
and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Administration Build- 
ing, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange 
Hall in Precinct Four; the Old School House, Ballardvale, in 
Precinct Five; and the Phillips Club House, School Street, in 
Precinct Six, in said Andover, on 

Tuesday, the Seventeenth day of September, 1940 at 9.00 
o'clock a.m., for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Nomina- 
tion of Candidates of Political Parties for the following offices: 

Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Lieutenant Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Secretary of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 

Treasurer and Receiver-General for this Commonwealth. 

Auditor of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 

Attorney General for this Commonwealth. 

Senator in Congress for this Commonwealth. 

Representative in Congress for the Seventh Congressional 
District. 

Councillor for the Fifth Councillor District. 

Senator for the Fourth Senatorial District. 

Three Representatives in General Court for the Fourth Rep- 
resentative District. 

Clerk of Courts for Essex County. 

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Register of Deeds for Essex District. 
Two County Commissioners for Essex County. 
And for the election of the following officers: 
Thirteen Delegates to the State Convention of the Republican 
Party. 

Five Delegates to the State Convention of the Democratic 
Party. 

The polls will be open from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. 
Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this Third day of September, A.D., 
1940. 

HOWELL F. SHEPARD 
J. EVERETT COLLINS 
ROY E. HARDY 
Selectmen of Andover 

Essex ss Andover, September 17, 1940 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of 
the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the in- 
habitants of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the 
purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested 
copy of the same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and 
in no less than five other public places where bills and notices are 
usually posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 
Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Primaries, convened in the designated and 
appointed polling places in said Andover on the Seventeenth day 
of September, 1940 at 9.00 a.m., agreeably to the requirements 
of the foregoing warrant . they did bring in their votes as follows: 





REPUBLICAN PARTY 






GOVERNOR 






Precincts 




1 


2 3 4 5 f> 




no 


217 2\\ 149 59 311 Leveret! Saltonstall 


1 12i> 


37 


M) 15 is 6 li Blanks 


MS 



17 



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Precincts 
2 3 4 5 6 



4U0 
41 


26^ 
49 


160 

23 


140 

16 


W dm Horace 1 . L-ahill 
6 21 Blanks 

SECRETARY 


1382 
156 


406 


235 


234 


142 


60 302 Frederic W. Cook 


1379 


41 


48 


25 


20 


5 20 Blanks 
TREASURER 


159 


397 


230 


228 


137 


57 300 William E. Hurley 


1349 


50 


53 


31 


25 


8 22 Blanks 
AUDITOR 


189 


390 


229 


230 


137 


59 299 Russell A. Wood 


1344 


57 


54 


29 


25 


6 23 Blanks 


194 








ATTORNEY GENERAL 




25 


25 


17 


17 


9 32 Clarence A. Barnes 


125 


353 


198 


180 


91 


41 239 Robert T. Bushnell 


1102 


10 


4 


18 


14 


4 7 William C. Crossley 


57 


17 


16 


25 


13 


5 25 Edmund R. Dewing 


101 


3 


1 




6 


3 Michael A. Fredo 


13 


14 


9 


7 


3 


3 6 George W. Roberts 


42 


25 


30 


12 


18 


3 10 Blanks 


98 






SENATOR IN CONGRESS 




377 


217 


229 


141 


61 293 Henry Parkman, Jr. 


1318 


70 


66 


30 


21 


4 29 Blanks 


220 




CONGRESSMAN— SEVENTH DISTRICT 




306 


183 


182 


117 


49 236 William H. Haskell 


1073 


49 


34 


31 


20 


13 21 George J. Waldron 


168 


92 


66 


46 


25 


3 65 Blanks 


297 






COUNCILLOR— FIFTH DISTRICT 




81 


60 


30 


24 


22 41 David D. Black 


258 


101 


46 


68 


27 


1 1 80 William J. Maclnnis 


333 


161 


93 


116 


70 


23 121 Fred A. Turner 


584 


104 


84 


45 


41 


9 80 Blanks 
48 


363 





SENATOR—: 


FOU 


RTH 


ESSEX DISTRICT 






Precincts 










1 


2 3 4 


5 


6 






369 


217 219 134 


59 


272 


Frank D. Babcock 


1270 


78 


66 40 28 


6 


50 


Blanks 


268 



REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COURT 
FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 



120 


56 


87 


25 


16 


101 


Harold S. Pedler 


405 


20 


13 


17 


8 


3 


24 


Herbert B. Bower 


85 


180 


104 


87 


53 


25 


131 


Gordon R. Cannon 


580 


374 


242 


191 


127 


54 


259 


J. Everett Collins 


1247 


2 


3 


6 


2 




5 


Daniel F. Downey 


18 


133 


66 


90 


44 


13 


75 


Ralph W. Emerson 


421 


14 


17 


16 


23 


3 


13 


Bruno M. Findeison 


86 


3 


3 


4 


5 


1 


2 


Robert E. Hewett 


18 


15 


12 


22 


10 


6 


7 


Ralph H. Hill 


72 


35 


29 


34 


28 


7 


25 


Samuel Rushton 


158 


164 


68 


72 


48 


14 


127 


Raymond W. Schlapp 


493 


49 


34 


34 


17 


5 


36 


Alfred W. J. Taylor 


175 


232 


202 


117 


96 


48 


161 


Blanks 


856 




CLERK OF 


COURTS- 


-ESSEX COUNTY 




389 


232 


228 


143 


60 


294 


Archie N. Frost 


1346 


58 


51 


31 


19 


5 


28 


Blanks 


192 



REGISTER OF DEEDS— ESSEX NORTHERN DISTRICT 
389 232 233 147 60 289 G. Hudson Driver 1350 

58 51 26 15 5 3>^ Blanks 188 





COUNTY i 


COMMISSIONERS— ESSEX COUNTY 




348 


238 


198 


1 18 


52 


2 7<) 


Frederick Butler 


1 263 


185 


118 


95 


89 


29 


143 


J. lines 1 ). Bentley 


659 


59 


20 


28 


10 


14 


53 


Albert \V. Glynn 


184 


76 


43 


68 


21 


11 


61 


Tom Longworth 


2 so 


12 


4 


4 




1 


4 


Wilfred J. Poitras 


25 


13 


5 


8 


I 


3 


6 


1 Ifii r>- O. Silsbee 


39 


68 


40 


66 


19 


10 


31 


Carl A. Woekel 


234 


133 


98 


51 


33 


10 


67 


Blanks 





DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION 

Precincts 

5 6 

James Bateson 1000 

Dana W. Clark 1084 

Percy W. R. Davis 978 

Carl S. Gregg 988 

Helen E. Hardy 1060 

Florence G. Herrick 994 

Marion E. Hill 1022 

Gertrude S. Leitch 1015 

Carl N. Lindsay 1038 

John D. Little 1008 

John M. MacKenzie 980 

Clifford E. Marshall 1015 

Gavin H. McGhie 976 

Alfred R. Harris 1 

1888 1557 1232 820 187 1151 Blanks 6835 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY 
GOVERNOR 



1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


293 


166 


161 


96 


50 


234 


328 


186 


170 


108 


50 


242 


286 


156 


166 


96 


51 


223 


294 


158 


162 


96 


49 


229 


316 


168 


167 


103 


50 


56 


296 


155 


160 


98 


51 


234 


300 


166 


164 


104 


51 


237 


315 


161 


161 


94 


52 


232 


309 


169 


174 


98 


52 


236 


294 


163 


163 


102 


50 


236 


286 


160 


162 


97 


50 


225 


314 


159 


162 


100 


50 


230 


292 


154 
1 


163 


94 


52 


221 



42 


88 


39 


31 


23 


24 


Paul A. Dever 


247 


12 


17 


20 


11 


6 


12 


Francis E. Kelly 


78 


3 


10 


3 


5 




2 


Blank 


23 








LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR 




13 


39 


16 


9 


13 


19 


John C. Carr 


109 


13 


15 


12 


8 


5 


4 


Owen A. Gallagher 


57 


15 


22 


14 


13 


2 


6 


Francis P. Kelley 


72 


3 


7 


7 


5 


2 


1 


Michael P. McCarron 


25 


5 


7 


3 


3 




1 


Charles E. O'Neill 


19 


1 


2 


2 


2 


4 


2 


Raymond A. Willett, Jr. 


13 


7 


23 


8 


5 


5 


5 


Blanks 


53 










SECRETARY 




1 


7 




3 


3 


6 


Albert L. Fish 


20 


39 


76 


45 


23 


19 


25 


Katherine A. Foley 


227 


3 


10 


5 


9 


1 




Arthur M. MacCarthy 


28 


7 


5 


7 


2 


2 


1 


Albert E. Morris 


24 


7 


17 


5 


10 


4 


6 
50 


Blanks 


49 











TREASURER 








Precincts 










1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 






5 


6 


4 


5 


7 


4 


Ernest J. Brown 


31 


14 


24 


21 


10 


8 


8 


Patrick M. Cahill 


85 


14 


32 


9 


11 


2 


4 


Joseph W. Doherty 


72 


8 


17 


11 


6 


4 


5 


John J. Donahue 


51 


5 


8 


3 


4 


3 


7 


John J. McGrath 


30 


11 


28 


14 


11 


5 


10 


Blanks 


79 










AUDITOR 




24 


53 


25 


12 


13 


13 


Thomas J. Buckley 


140 


6 


9 


6 


8 


2 


3 


Thomas P. Flaherty 


34 


14 


10 


9 


5 


4 


8 


William P. Husband, Jr. 


50 


3 


13 


9 


12 


4 


4 


Leo D. Walsh 


45 


10 


30 


13 


10 


6 


10 


Blanks 


79 








ATTORNEY 


GENERAL 




7 


5 


3 


4 


3 


6 


John H. Backus 


28 


10 


16 


5 


5 


4 


4 


James H. Brennan 


44 


5 


19 


16 


3 


2 


1 


Thomas M. Burke 


46 


2 


9 


4 




2 




Joseph V. Carroll 


17 


1 


1 




1 


1 




Jeannette C. Chisholm 


4 


4 


10 


6 


5 


1 


4 


Joseph Finnegan 


30 


4 


8 


2 


14 


5 


5 


John W. Lyons 


38 


5 


7 


5 


2 




2 


Edward A. Ryan 


21 


10 


18 


16 


4 


5 


7 


Harold W. Sullivan 


60 


9 


22 


5 


9 


6 


9 


Blanks 


60 








SENATOR IN 


CONGRESS 




45 


91 


50 


38 


21 


^ 


David I. Walsh 


278 


12 


24 


12 


9 


8 


5 


Blanks 


70 




CONGRESSMAN 


SEVENTH DISTRICT 




46 


96 


51 


37 


21 


28 


Lawrence J. Cnnnerv 


279 


8 


11 


/ 


6 


4 


6 


Charles M. Boyle 


\2 


3 


8 


4 


4 


4 


4 


Blank. 


i: 






COUNCILLOR 


FIFTH DISTRICT 




44 


70 


43 


29 


21 


24 


James A. 1 )onovan 


231 


8 


19 


8 


5 


5 


() 


William < '.. 1 lenne»e\ 


51 


5 


26 


11 


13 


3 


s 
51 


Blanks 


66 



SENATOR— FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 
Precincts 



1 


2 3 4 5 6 




36 


69 46 34 20 27 Robert E. Wall 


232 


21 


46 16 13 9 11 Blanks 

REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COURT 
FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 


116 


33 


59 41 31 19 20 Henry J. Morris 


203 




1 1 Herbert B. Bower 


2 


138 


286 145 110 67 93 Blanks 

CLERK OF COURTS— ESSEX COUNTY 


839 


34 


43 36 27 19 28 Archie N. Frost 


187 


11 


36 11 9 5 3 James H. Linihan 


75 


5 


7 4 3 James H. Sisk 


19 


7 


29 11 11 5 4 Blanks 


67 



REGISTER OF DEEDS— ESSEX NORTHERN DISTRICT 

46 84 55 41 21 32 JohnJ.Cahill 279 

11 31 7 6 8 6 Blanks 69 



COUNTY COMMISSIONERS— ESSEX COUNTY 



2 


9 


3 


20 


1 


5 


Joseph Caruso 


40 


18 


33 


14 


6 


7 


10 


Michael F. Conway 


88 


20 


31 


20 


17 


6 


11 


Joseph Cussell 


105 


3 


11 


3 


3 


6 


4 


William H. Hanifey 


30 


23 


33 


30 


8 


14 


17 


J. Fred Manning 


125 



48 113 54 40 24 29 Blanks 308 

DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION 

285 575 310 235 145 190 Blanks 1740 











TOTAL VOTE 




447 


283 


259 


162 


65 322 REPUBLICAN 


1538 


57 


115 


62 


47 


29 38 DEMOCRATIC 

52 


348 



REPORT OF CLERK -PRECINCT ONE 

Andover, September 17, 1940 
Polls opened at 9 A.M. Warden in charge, Rowland \Y. Luce. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 504. Mutilated 
ballots — 1. Number of ballots received Rep. 1161; Dem. 475. 
Number of ballots returned Rep. 713, Dem. 418. Number of bal- 
lots cast 504. Police officer on duty John Campbell. Voted to 
count ballots at 10.40 A.M. 

JOSEPH W. McNALLY, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

Andover, September 17, 1940 
Polls opened at 9 A.M. Warden in charge, Joseph A. Mc- 
Carthy. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 398. 
Number of ballots received 760 Dem. 840 Rep. Number of ballots 
cast 283 — Rep. 115 — Dem. Police officer on duty William 
J. McCarthy. Voted to count ballots at 1 P.M. 

DANA W. CLARK, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

Andover, September 17, 1940 
Polls opened at 9 A.M. Warden in charge Stafford A. Lindsay. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 301. Number of 
ballots received 1452. Number of ballots returned 1131. Number 
of ballots cast 239 Rep, 62 Dem. Police officer on duty, Joseph 
( I'Brien. Voted to count ballots at 9.20 A.M. 

MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

Andover, September 1 7, 1940 

Polls opened at 9 A.M. Warden in charge George W. Disbrow. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000, Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 209. Number of 

S3 



ballots received Rep. 522, Dem. 274. Number of ballots returned 
587. Number of ballots cast 209. Police Officer on duty, Joseph A. 
Davis. Voted to count ballots at 2 P.M. 

ALFRED BLANCHETTE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FIVE 

Andover, September 17, 1940 
Polls opened at 9 A.M. Warden in charge, Clester E. Mat- 
thews. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 94. Number of 
ballots received Rep. 482, Dem. 274. Number of ballots returned 
Rep. 417 Dem. 245. Number of ballots cast 94. Police Officer on 
duty, George N. Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 6.10 P.M. 

ARTHUR L. MARION, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT SIX 

Andover, September 17, 1940 
Polls opened at 9 A.M. Warden in charge, Llewellyn D. Pome- 
roy. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 360. Number of 
ballots received Rep. 985, Dem. 225. Number of ballots returned 
Rep. 663, Dem. 187. Number of ballots cast 360. Rep. 322, 
Dem. 38. Police officer on duty, George Dufton. Voted to count 
ballots at 12.30 P.M. 

JOSEPH A. LYNCH, Clerk 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest : 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



54 



State Election 

NOVEMBER 5, 1940 

WARRANT 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
ESSEX, SS. 

TO EITHER OF THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF AmDOVEK, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in Elections to meet and assemble at the designated poll- 
ing places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, 
viz: The Town Hall in Precinct One; the Square and Compass 
Club Hall in Precinct Two; the Administration Building, Shaw- 
sheen Village, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange, in Pre- 
cinct Four; the Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale, in Precinct Five; 
and the Phillips Club House, School Street, in Precinct Six, in 
said Andover, on Tuesday, the 5th day of November, 1940 at 
7:00 o'clock A.M., for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Election Officers for the Election 
of Candidates of Political Parties for the following offices: 

Presidential Electors. 

Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Lieutenant Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Secretary for this Commonwealth. 

Treasurer for this Commonwealth. 

Auditor for this Commonwealth. 

Attorney-General for this Commonwealth. 

Senator in Congress for this Commonwealth. 

Congressman for Seventh Congressional District. 

Councillor for Fifth Councillor District. 

Senator for Fourth Essex Senatorial District. 

Three representatives in General Court tor Fourth Esse* Rep 
resentative 1 )istrict. 

Clerk of Courts for Essex Count v. 

Register of Deeds for Essex Northern District. 
Two County Commissioners for Es>r\ County. 

55 



Also to vote YES or NO on the following questions: 

Question 1 

1. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
all alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines 
and all other alcoholic beverages) ? YES NO 

2. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt 
beverages)? YES NO 

3. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on 
the premises? YES NO 

Question 2 
"Shall the Senator from this district be instructed to vote for 
legislation providing for ten dollar weekly payments to each re- 
cipient of Old Age assistance?" YES NO 

Question 3 
"Shall the Senator from this district be instructed to vote for 
the establishment of a lottery to be conducted by the Common- 
wealth, which shall be known as the Old Age Assistance Sweep- 
stakes, the net proceeds of which shall provide additional revenue 
for the Old Age Assistance Fund?" YES NO 

All the above candidates and questions are to be voted for 
upon one ballot. 

The polls will be open from 7 :00 A.M. to 7 :00 P.M. 
And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time and place of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the 
town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twenty-first day of October, A.D., 
1940. 

HOWELL F. SHEPARD 
J. EVERETT COLLINS 
ROY E. HARDY 

Selectmen of Andover 

56 



Andover, November 5, 1940 

Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, T, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said war- 
rants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Elections at the designated Polling Places in 
Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, in said Andover 
on the 5th day of November, 1940 at 7 :00 o'clock A.M. agreeably 
to the requirements of the foregoing warrant, they did bring in 
their votes as follows: 

ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT 

Precincts 

1 2 3 4 5 6 

2 1 Aiken and Orange (SLP) 3 
2 1 Babson and Moorman (P) 3 

1 1 1 Browder and Ford (CP) 2 

345 689 444 234 224 270 Roosevelt and Wallace (D)2206 

4 12 2 3 Thomas and Krueger (SP) 12 

1001 651 805 351 285 755 W'illkie and McNary (R) 3848 

24 19 16 22 12 9 Blanks 102 

GOVERNOR 

2 2 3 113 Henning A. Blomen SLP) 12 

4 6 3 4 3 Jeffrey W. Campbell (SP 20 

362 650 388 207 208 197 Paul A. 1 )ever 1 1 ) ) 2012 

5 2 1 2 Otis Archer Hood CP 10 

2 1 1 E. Tallmadge Root P 4 

985 661 855 370 295 8W> Leverett Saltonstall (R) 3982 

l^ y> 18 27 16 18 Blanks 157 

57 



2 


5 


8 


3 


1 


4 


2 




1 


3 


1 


3 


8 


7 


5 


4 


4 


4 


54 


82 


45 


31 


24 


39 



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Precincts 

1 2 3 4 5 6 

996 684 872 371 314 813 Horace T. Cahill (R) 4050 

14 12 2 2 Hugo DeGregory (CP) 12 

315 578 337 196 175 174 Owen A. Gallagher (D) 1775 

Walter S. Hutchins (SP) 23 
George L. McGlynn (SLP) 10 

Guy S. Williams (P) 32 

Blanks 275 

SECRETARY 

1022 703 851 374 304 799 Frederic W. Cook (R) 4053 

310 587 374 204 187 190 Katherine A. Foley (D) 1852 

12 2 2 Thomas P. O'Dea (CP) 7 

3 6 3 2 2 Modestino Torra (SLP) 16 

2 3 4 3 13 Peter Wartiainen, Jr. SP) 16 
40 65 34 24 25 45 Blanks 233 



TREASURER 

290 547 326 179 164 164 John J. Donahue (D) 1670 

12 2 5 2 Henry Crossman (CP) 12 

8 9 8 7 7 14 Thomas Hamilton (P) 53 

1007 698 868 372 312 798 William E. Hurley (R) 4055 

2 2 3 3 3 Malcolm T. Rowe (SLP) 13 

3 5 10 3 3 4 Andrew Swenson (SP) 28 
67 97 52 41 32 57 Blanks 346 



AUDITOR 

11 18 8 12 Arthur R. Buckley (CP) 31 

310 575 336 184 176 184 Thomas J. Buckley (D) 1765 

3* 4 5 6 3 5 Charles B. Daniels (SP) 26 

3 5 6 2 4 Bernard G. Kelly (SLP) 20 

14 12 6 3 4 12 Harry W. Kimball (P) 51 

966 649 843 366 287 768 Russell A. Wood (R) 3879 

71 114 65 43 48 64 Blanks 405 

58 



ATTORNEY GENERAL 







Precincts 






1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


266 


553 


311 


187 


164 


158 


046 


705 


887 


372 


311 


823 


2 


5 


2 


2 


1 




3 


1 


5 


1 


3 


3 


3 


3 


4 


2 


1 


4 


2 




2 




1 


1 


56 


93 


58 


46 


40 


50 



James H. Brennan (D) 1639 

Robert T. Rushnell (R) 4144 

Joseph C. Figueiredo (CP) 12 

Austin H. Fittz (P) 16 

Charles R. Hill (SP) 17 

Fred E. Oelcher SLP) 6 

Blanks 343 



SENATOR IN CONGRESS 



1 


4 


2 


2 




1 


2 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


5 


5 


2 


5 


3 


3 


927 


639 


766 


333 


265 


725 


6 


7 


5 


2 


6 


5 


384 


624 


454 


232 


217 


273 


53 


79 


38 


35 


29 


31 



Philip Franfeld CP) 10 

Horace I. Hillis (SLP) 9 

George Lyman Paine (SP) 23 

Henry Parkman, Jr. (R) 3655 

George L. Thompson (P) 31 

David I. Walsh (D) 2184 

Blanks 265 



CONGRESSMAN— SEVENTH DISTRICT 

331 606 426 223 191 214 Lawrence J. Connery (D) 1991 

187 199 101 73 86 152 Thaxter Eaton (P) 798 

800 492 706 278 217 639 William H. Haskell (R) 3132 

60 63 36 36 27 34 Blanks 256 



COUNCILLOR— FIFTH DISTRICT 

383 642 498 227 204 238 James A. Donovan (D) 2192 

909 597 713 332 263 728 William J. Maclnnis (R) 3542 

86 121 58 51 54 73 Blanks 443 





SENATOR 


-FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 




1020 


716 870 374 


310 7cX<) Frank I). Babcock R) 


4079 


2 V) 


514 322 179 


155 172 Robert E. Wall 1 1 


1001 


99 


130 77 57 


56 78 Blanks 
59 


497 







Precincts 






1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


209 


406 


277 


166 


124 


155 


1160 


943 


975 


423 


390 


855 


171 


361 


229 


138 


101 


109 


815 


558 


736 


295 


235 


664 


867 


605 


766 


305 


255 


678 


912 


1207 


824 


503 


458 


656 



REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COURT 
FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 



Herbert B. Bower (D) 1337 

J. Everett Collins (R) 4746 

Henry J. Morris (D) 1109 

Harold S. Pedler (R) 3303 

Raymond W. Schlapp (R) 3476 

Blanks 4560 



CLERK OF COURTS— ESSEX COUNTY 

1156 972 1050 493 409 891 Archie N. Frost (D&R) 4971 
222 388 219 117 112 148 Blanks 1206 



REGISTER OF DEEDS— ESSEX NORTHERN DISTRICT 

265 488 294 199 150 185 John J. Cahill (D) 1581 

1046 778 925 380 337 780 G. Hudson Driver (R) 4246 

67 94 50 31 34 74 Blanks 350 



COUNTY COMMISSIONERS— ESSEX COUNTY 

909 578 765 330 270 728 James D. Bentley (R) 3580 

1022 784 928 413 333 783 Frederick Butler (R) 4263 

210 423 245 153 129 139 Michael F. Conway (D) 1299 

230 421 278 137 140 130 J. Fred Manning (D) 1336 

385 514 322 187 170 298 Blanks 1876 



ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES 

Question 1 

543 669 729 301 202 400 YES 2844 

567 414 338 160 190 439 NO 2108 

268 277 202 149 129 200 BLANKS 1225 

Question 2 

597 667 723 306 200 479 YES 2972 

471 342 280 128 174 331 NO 1726 

310 351 266 176 147 229 BLANKS 1479 

60 



YES 


3153 


NO 


1188 


BLANKS 


1836 


stakes OAA 




YES 


2581 


NO 


1698 


BLANKS 


1898 


TOTAL VOTE 


6177 



Question 3 

Precincts 

1 2 3 4 5 6 

758 806 759 334 233 595 YES 3485 

352 254 230 105 143 233 NO 1317 

268 300 280 171 145 211 BLANKS 1375 

PUBLIC POLICY 

Question 1 O AA $10.00 
682 741 694 314 285 437 
292 176 256 99 65 300 
404 443 319 197 171 302 

Question 2 — Sn 
503 642 584 271 213 368 
464 263 326 147 119 379 
411 455 359 192 189 292 

1378 1360 1269 610 521 1039 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

November 5, 1940 

Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge — Rowland L. Luce. 

Ballot box registered when polls opened — 0000. Polls closed at 

7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 1387. Ballot 

box skipped — 9. Number of ballots received — 1823. Number of 

ballots returned — 488. Absentee ballots — 43. Number of ballots 

cast — 1335. Police Officer on duty, John Campbell. Voted to 

count ballots at 7.30 P.M. TAPrnTI ., xt *ttx7 ^i i 

JOSEPH McNALL\ , Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

November 5, 1940 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge — Joseph A. Mc- 
Carthy. Ballot box registered when polls opened —0000. Polls 
closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed —1360. 
Number of ballots received — 1917 plus 13 absentee ballots. 
Number of ballots returned — 570. Number of ballots cast 1360. 
Police Officer on duty, Robert Dobbie. Voted to COUnl ballots 

at 7.30 A.M. r.AXTii u- pi *,,,- ™ , 

DANA \\ . ( I. ARK, ( Icrk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

November 5, 1940 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge — Stafford A. Lindsay. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened— 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 1269. Number 
of ballots recieved — 1727. Number of ballots returned — 458. 
Number of ballots cast — 1269. Police Officer on duty, Joseph 
O'Brien. Voted to count ballots at 7.15 A.M. 

MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 
REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

November 5, 1940 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge — George W. Dis- 
brow. Ballot box registered when polls opened — 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 610. 
Number of ballots received — 800. Number of ballots returned — 
190. Number of ballots cast — 610. Police Officer on duty, Joseph 
A. Davis. Voted to count ballots at 8.35 A.M. 

ALFRED BLANCHETTE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FIVE 

November 5, 1940 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge — Clester E. Mat- 
thews. Ballot box registered when polls opened— 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 522. 
Number of ballots received — 790. Number of ballots returned — 
269. Number of ballots cast — 521. Police Officer on duty, George 
N. Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 9.30 A.M. 

ARTHUR L. MARION, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT SIX 

November 5, 1940 

Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge — Llewellyn D. 

Pomeroy. Ballot box registered when polls opened — 0000. Polls 

closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed — 997 

plus 42 A.V. Number of ballots received— 1282 (A.V.— 42). 

Number of ballots returned — 285. Number of ballots cast — 997 

plus 42 A.V. Police Officer on duty, George Dufton. Voted to 

count ballots at 8 A.M. JOSEPH A. LYNCH, Clerk 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers 

return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 

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State Election Recount 



COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 

November 13, 1940 

We hereby certify that at a Recount of the votes cast in the 
Town of Andover at the State Election, November 5, 1940 for 
County Commissioners held by the Registrars of Voters in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of law relating thereto at the Town 
House, November 13, 1940 at 7 o'clock P.M. the number of 
votes cast for each candidate as determined by the recount as 
follows : 





County Com) 


missioners 








Recount 


Original 


James D. Bentley 




3564 


3580 


Frederick Butler 




4288 


4263 


Michael F. Conway 




1294 


1299 


J. Fred Manning 




1341 


1336 


Blanks 




1867 


1876 



Signed : 

RALPH A. BAILEY, 
FRANCIS D. HURLEY 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Board of Registrars 
Attest : 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 



64 



State Election Recount 



GOVERNOR 

November 26, 1940 

We hereby certify that at a Recount of the votes cast in the Town 
of Andover at the State Election, November 5, 1940 for GOVERNOR 
held by the Registrars of Voters in accordance with the provisions of 
law relating thereto at the Town House, November 26, 1940 at 7 
o'clock P.M. the number of votes cast for each candidate as deter- 
mined by the recount as follows: 











Governor 








Precincts 










1 


2 


3 4 


5 


6 






2 


2 


3 1 


1 


3 


Henning A. Blomen (SLP) 


12 


4 


6 


3 4 




3 


Jeffrey W. Campbell (SP) 


20 


361 


650 


390 207 


208 


196 


Paul A. Dever(D) 


2012 




4 


2 1 




2 


Otis Archer Hood (CP) 


9 


2 


1 




1 




E. Tallmadge Root (P) 


4 


984 


659 


853 367 


295 


815 


Leverett Saltonstall (R) 


3973 


25 


38 


18 30 


16 


20 


Blanks 


147 



Signed: 

RALPH A. BAILEY, 
FRANCIS D. HURLEY, 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Board of Registrars 
Attest: 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW. Clerk 



65 



Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report of the office of the Town Clerk for 
the year 1940. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close 
of registration October 16, 1940, was 6659 by precincts as follows: 

1 1491 

2 1491 

3 1344 

4 651 

5 575 

6 1107 



6659 



VITAL STATISTICS 



Number of births recorded 96 

Males 50 

Females 46 

Number of deaths recorded 166 

Males 75 

Females 91 

Number of marriages recorded 148 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



66 



Report of Director of Accounts 



February 28, 1940 
To the Board of Selectmen 
Mr. Howell F. Shepard, Chairman 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and ac- 
counts of the town of Andover for the fiscal year ending December 
31, 1939, made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, 
General Laws. This is in the form of a report made to me by Mr. 
Herman B. Dine, Assistant Director of Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

Theodore N. Waddell, 

Director of Accounts 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 

Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, I have made an audit of 
the books and accounts of the town of Andover for the fiscal year 
ending December 31, 1939, and report as follows thereon. 

The financial transactions, as recorded on the books of the 
several departments collecting or disbursing money for the town 
or committing bills for collection, were examined and checked 
for the audit period. 

The books and accounts in the town accountant's office were 
examined and checked. The general ledger accounts were ana- 
lyzed, the recorded receipts and payments being cheeked with the 
treasurer's books, while the appropriations and transfers, as 
entered, were checked with the town clerk's records of financial 
votes passed by town meetings and with the finance committee's 
authorizations of transfers from the reserve fund. 

67 



It was noted that at a special town meeting held November 9, 
1939, it was voted to raise and appropriate $7100 for the Chandler 
Road water main. Since the 1939 tax rate was fixed at the time 
the vote was passed, the appropriation, in order to have been 
available for expenditure in 1939, should have been provided for 
from available funds in the treasury. 

The necessary adjusting entries resulting from the audit were 
made, a trial balance, proving the accounts to be in balance, was 
taken off, and a balance sheet, showing the financial condition 
of the town as of December 31, 1939, was prepared and is append- 
ed to this report. 

An examination of the appended balance sheet shows the 
financial condition of the town to be very good. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were examined 
and checked in detail. The recorded receipts were analyzed and 
verified by a comparison with the records in the several depart- 
ments collecting money for the town, with the other sources from 
which money was paid into the town treasury, and with the ac- 
countant's books. The recorded payments were checked with the 
selectmen's warrants authorizing the disbursement of town funds 
and with the accountant's books. 

The cash book was footed, and the cash balance on January 6, 
1940, was verified by a reconciliation of the bank balances with 
statements furnished by the banks of deposit and by actual count 
of cash in the office. 

The payments on account of maturing debt and interest were 
compared with the amounts falling due and were checked with 
the cancelled securities and coupons on file, the outstanding 
coupons being listed and reconciled with statements furnished by 
the banks. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the invest- 
ments of the trust and contributory retirement system funds in 
the custody of the town treasurer and the treasurers of the John 
Cornell, Punchard Free School, and Memorial Hall Library Fund 
trustees, were examined and listed. The income was proved, and 
the disbursements were verified. 

The books and accounts of the tax collector were examined and 
checked in detail. The tax accounts outstanding at the time of 
the previous examination were audited, and all subsequent com- 

68 



mitments were verified and ehccked with the assessors' warrants 
for their collection. The recorded collections were compared with 
the payments to the treasurer as shown by the treasurer's and 
the accountant's books, the abatements, as entered, were checked 
with the assessors' records of abatements granted, and the taxes 
transferred to the tax title account were checked with the records 
of tax titles held by the town. 

The outstanding accounts were listed and proved, being further 
verified by mailing notices to a number of persons whose names 
appeared on the books as owing money to the town. From the 
replies received it would appear that the outstanding accounts, 
as listed, are correct. 

The books and accounts of the collector of water charges were 
examined and checked in detail. The commitments were verified, 
the recorded collections were checked with the payments to the 
treasurer, the abatements were compared with the departmental 
records of abatements granted, and the outstanding accounts 
were listed and proved. 

The records of dog, sporting, and town licenses issued, together 
with miscellaneous permits and fees collected by the town clerk, 
were examined and checked, and the recorded payments to the 
town and State were verified. 

The surety bonds furnished by the several town officials for the 
faithful performance of their duties were examined and found to 
be in proper form. 

The records of receipts from departmental accounts receivable, 
as well as from sealer's fees, wire permits, building permits, plumb- 
ing permits, board of health licenses and permits, library fines, 
and all other departments collecting money for the town or com- 
mitting bills for collection, were examined and checked. The re- 
corded collections were compared with the payments to the trea- 
surer, the outstanding accounts were listed and proved, and the 
cash balances were verified l>y actual count of cash on hand. 

Attention is again called to the fact that the retaining of a 
portion of the receipts at the convalescent home in the town in- 
firmary by the matron as compensation for her services i> con- 
trary to the provisions of Section 35, Chapter 41. and Section 53, 
Chapter 44. General Laws. It is recommenced that all receipts be 

paid into the town treasury, and that the entire compensation 



of the matron be paid from an appropriation provided for the 
purpose. 

Appended to this report, in addition to the balance sheet, are 
tables showing a reconciliation of the town treasurer's, tax col- 
lector's, and town clerk's cash, summaries of the tax, tax title, 
departmental, and water accounts, as well as schedules showing 
the condition and transactions of the several trust funds. 

For the cooperation extended by the several town officials 
during the progress of the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants 
and for myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Herman B. Dine, 

Assistant Director of Accounts 



The above report of audit of Andover books and accounts is 
for year ending December 31, 1939. 

State Auditors have recently completed their work for year 
ending December 31, 1940. The report of this year's audit had 
not been received before going to press. 

George H. Winslow, 

Town Clerk 



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Report of the 
Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1940 



January 1, 1941 
To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

In accordance with Chapter 41, Section 61 of the General 
Laws, I submit herewith my annual report for the year ending 
December 31, 1940. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources, and of 
the payments and the purposes therefor, follows. The condition of 
the various trust funds, as well as the Town of Andover Retire- 
ment Fund, sources of incomes and the amounts paid out are also 
set forth. A statement of the temporary loans, maturing debt and 
interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was prepared 
showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31, 1940. 

May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded to me 
by your Board as well as by each Town Department during the 
past year. 

Respectfully submitted. 

MARY C'()U.I\s. 
Town Accountant 



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Appropriations for 1940 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 11, 1940 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 


Selectmen 


$2200.00 


Accountant 


2650.00 


Treasurer 


2950.00 


Tax Collector 


4838.00 


Assessors 


4625.00 


Town Clerk 


2806.00 


Animal Inspector 


250.00 


Town Counsel 


750.00 


Dog Officer 


225.00 


Moderator 


10.00 


Finance Committee 


20.00 


Election and Registration 


3500.00 


Municipal Buildings 


3500.00 




$28324.00 



PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 



Police Department 


$30295.00 


Article No. 7, Police Car 


589.00 


Article No. 8, Police Motorcycle 


462.00 


Fire Department 


29360.00 


Article No. 9, Brush Fire Truck 


3000.00 


Building Inspector 


525.00 


Wire Inspector 


410.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


450.00 


Moth Suppression 


4500.00 


Tree Warden 


5000.00 


Forest Fires 


1000.00 




$75591.00 


Amount Carried Forward 


$103915.00 



72 



Amount Brought Forward $103915 00 

HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Health Department 

Care and Treatment of Tubercular 
Patients 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 

Public Dump 

Proportionate Share of Operating Ex- 
pense for Purification Plant 

Sewers Maintenance 

Article 29, North Main Street Sewer 



HIGHWAYS 

Highway Maintenance 

Article 10, Kerosene-heated Asphalt 
Kettle— B.P.W. 

Article 11, Centrifugal Pump 

Article 12, Cold Patch Mixer 

Article 13, New Sidewalks 

Article 14, Chevrolet Truck, B.P.W. 

Article 15, Road Hone 

Article 16, Hard Surfacing Gravel Roads 

Article 17, Chapter 90 Work 

Article 21, Shed, B.P.W'. 

Article 22, Sidewalk and Park Roller 

Article 38, Materials, Supervision and 
Truck Hire in connection with VY.P.A. 
.md Welfare labor 

Article 50, Retaining Wall and Side- 
walk, Walnut Avenue 950.00 

Article 52, Widening Argilla Road and 
Andover Street ()25 ,00 

Article 62, Straightening Osgood Street 150.00 

Snow Removal and Sanding 16500 00 

Street Lighting 18513 72 



$4708 . 00 


3500 


.00 


7228 


.13 


700 


.00 


120 


.00 


5800 


. 00 


1000 


.00 




ci^a:/; i 7 




fZOU.it) . 1 J 


$52900.00 


300 


.00 


250 


00 


325 


.00 


2500 


.00 


600 


00 


500 


00 


5000 


00 


1000 


00 


750 


00 


525 


00 


12000 


00 



$113388 11 



Amount Carried } : orii>ard 



85 



73 



A mount Brought Forward $240359 . 85 

CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 



Public Welfare 


$22000.00 


Public Welfare Salaries 


1500.00 


Aid to Dependent Children 


7700.00 


Aid to Dependent Children Adm. 


300.00 


Infirmary 


9300.00 


Old Age Assistance 


28900.00 


Old Age Assistance Adm. 


1100.00 


State Aid 


500.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


3500.00 


Military Aid 


300.00 


W.P.A. Sewing Materials 


1000.00 




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SP* U1UU . uu 


SCHOOLS AND LIBRARY 


School Department 


$184847.87 


Article 43, North School 


425.00 


Memorial Hall Library 


12984.00 




4MQQ9^ 97 




$ lyozoo . o / 


RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 


Parks and Playgrounds 


$4600.00 


Playground Committee 


2470.00 


Article 18, Lawn Mower, B.P.W. 


430.00 


Article 44, Skating Area 


250.00 


Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 


2200.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


American Legion Quarters 


600.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars Quarters 


600.00 


Insurance 


10700.00 


Memorial Day 


925.00 


Town Reports 


709.50 


Armistice Day 


150.00 


Town Scales 


125.00 


Perambulation of Town Bounds 


100.00 



Amount Carried Forward 



$24359.50 $514716.72 



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Amount Brought Forward 



$24359.50 $514716.72 



Re-printing By-Laws 


160.00 


Re-printing Traffic Regulations 


170.00 


Retirement Fund 


12044.00 




$36733.50 



ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERY 

Water Maintenance $27800.00 

Water Construction 10500.00 
Article 19, Chlorinator, Pumping Station 820.00 
Article 24, Water Main, Cheever Circle 

and Cabot Road 3241 

Article 26, Water Main, Appletree Lane 2377 
Article 28, Water Main, Dartmouth 

Road Extension 600.50 
Articles 30-37, inc., New Water Con- 
struction 10000.00 
Spring Grove Cemetery 9730.00 



06 
50 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 

Interest $11350.00 

Maturing Debt 41000.00 



$65069 . 06 



$52350.00 



Total Appropriations, March, 1940 



$668869.28 



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Receipts for 1940 



James P. Christie, Collector: 




Taxes, Current Year : 




Poll 


$ 5836.00 


Personal 


51691.65 


Real Estate 


317479.69 


Taxes, Previous Years: 




Poll 


1667.30 


Personal 


4929.56 


Real Estate 


101977.72 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes : 




1934 


2.25 


1935 


16.88 


1936 


35.46 


1937 


75.37 


1938 


77.70 


1939 


593.01 


1940 


30743.88 


Moth Assessments 


1178.93 


Sewer Assessments : 




1936 Unapportioned 


48.72 


1940 Unapportioned 


84.98 


1938 Apportioned (added-to-taxes) 


105.74 


1939 Apportioned (added-to-taxes) 


48.15 


1940 Apportioned (added-to-taxes) 


97.73 


Apportioned Sewer Assessments 




Paid in Advance 


48.90 


Poll Tax Costs 


332.50 


Interest on Taxes 


4617.59 


Interest on Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 36. 15 


Interest on Sewer Assessments 


23.71 


Committed Interest on Sewer Assess- 




ments 


70.13 


Interest on Sewer Assessments Paid 




in Advance 


.42 



Amount Carried Forward 



$521820.12 
$521820.12 



76 



Amount Brought Forward 

Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer: 
Grants and Gifts 
Loans, Anticipation of Revenue 
County of Essex Dog Tax 
Tax Title Redemptions, Costs, Etc. 
Loan, Anticipation Reimbursement, 
Chap. 90, Article 17 



Town Clerk's Licenses, etc. : 
Dog Licenses 
Marriage Licenses 
Miscellaneous Fees 



Board of Selectmen, Licenses, etc. 
Alcoholic Beverages 
Junk 

Gasoline and Explosives 
Dance Hall 
Auctioneers 
Sunday Licenses 
Pool, Billiards and Bowling 
Common Victuallers 
Theatre 
Sunday Movies 
Auto Dealers 
One- Day Beer Licenses 
Certificates of Registration 
Innholders 
Intelligence 

Police Department : 
Court Fines 

Pistol Permits 

Damage to Police Beacons 



Amount Carried Forward 





S521820.12 


$ 11.01 




205000.00 




1374.36 




227.42 




1500.00 






$208112.79 




$1534.20 




234.00 




283.20 






$2051.40 




$2090.00 




17.00 




3.00 




20.00 




2.00 




85.00 




30.00 




32.00 




25.00 




26.00 




125.00 




50.00 




41.00 




10.00 




2.00 






$255XA)n 




$160.00 




21 .00 




7 50 






$188.50 




$734730 81 



77 



Amount Brought Forward 

Fire Department: 
Use of Ambulance 
Sale of Old Materials 

Rents, Municipal Property: 
Court Room 
Town Property, Ballardvale 



$151.90 
131.35 



$120.00 
250.00 



$734730.81 



$283.25 







$370.00 


Building Inspector's Fees 




$200.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures Fees 




$133.19 


Wire Inspector's Fees 




$140.50 


Public Weigher's Fees 




$69.15 


Moth Department: 






From State: Gypsy Moth 




$21.00 


Board of Health : Licenses, etc. : 






Milk 


$ 31.00 




Oleo 


2.50 




Alcohol 


10.00 




Ashes and Garbage 


24.00 




Pasteurization 


60.00 




Ice Cream 


50.00 




Plumbing Inspector's Fees 


347.00 




Girl Scouts' Camp License 


.50 


$525.00 






Health and Sanitation : 






Tuberculosis Subsidy 


$555.00 




Reimbursement for Contagious Dis- 






eases 


115.70 




Sewer Connections 


959.20 





Highways : 
From State: 

For Snow Plowing 

Division of Highways, Chap. 90, 

Article 17 
Division of Highways, Chap. 90, 
Contract 6909 



$ 318.00 

1499.48 

31.18 



$1629.90 



Amount Carried Forward 



$1848.66 $738102.80 



78 



Amount Brought Forward 

Truck Hire, Board of Public Works 
Use of Compressor 

Infirmary: 

Board and Care 

Convalescent Home: 
Board and Care 

Reimbursement for Public Welfare: 
From Cities and Towns 
From State 
From Individuals 



Reimbursement for Aid to Dependent Children: 
From State 

Reimbursements for Old Age Assistance : 

From State $18900.06 

From Cities and Towns 751.53 



$1848.66 $738102.80 



17.55 




20.25 






$1886.46 






$402 . 00 




SI 778. 00 


$1177.83 




1056.66 




242.70 






$2477.19 


•1 i 


nldren : 


$3592.91 



Reimbursement for State Aid from State 
Reimbursement for Military Aid from State 
Reimbursement for Burial Indigent Soldiers 

School Department: 

Tuition State Wards $455 . 52 

Other Tuition 561.00 

Sale of Books and Supplies 5 . 96 

Rental Auditorium 299 . 00 

AllOther 111.03 

Sale of Bailey School 200 . 00 



Library: 
Fines 

Income from Investments 
Lost and Damaged Books 



$19651.59 

$360.00 

$15.00 

$200.00 



Amount Carried Foni'ard 



$ 686.29 
3741.82 

17 46 


$4445 57 








544 03 



n 



Amount Brought Forward 

Reimbursement Land Damage 
Water Department: 

Metered Rates 

Services 

Miscellaneous 



$52245.64 

1654.85 

159.84 



Cemetery Department: 




Sale of Lots 


$ 39.00 


Care of Lots 


469.50 


Interments 


1551.00 


Foundations 


372.00 


Filling Graves 


38.50 


Use of Lowering Device 


43.00 


Miscellaneous 


54.00 


Perpetual Care Withdrawals 


1970.58 


Sale of Cemetery Vaults 


28.00 


Trust and Investments: 




Perpetual Cares: 




Christ Church 


$ 253.82 


Spring Grove 


1780.50 


South Church 


466.00 


West Parish 


57.19 


St. Augustine's 


13.04 


Smart Fund 


29.50 


Giddings Fund 


22.62 


A. V. Lincoln Fund 


10.00 


V. Lincoln Fund 


25.00 


Conroy Fund 


5.00 


U. S. Constitution Prize Fund 


4.10 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 




Income Tax, etc. 


$112823.09 


Vocational Education 


575.58 


Reimbursement Loss Taxes 


395.34 


Hawkers' Licenses 


96.00 


English Speaking Classes 


225.00 



$774544.03 
$1.00 



$54060.33 



$4565.58 



$2666.77 



Amount Carried Forward 



14115.01 $835837.71 



80 



Amount Brought Forward 



SI 141 15. 01 S835837.71 



Distribution Highway Fund, Chap. 



504, Acts 1939 


27691.46 


Aid to Dependent Children Grants 


3726.54 


Old Age Assistance Grants 


27599.99 


Gasoline Refund, Chap. 64A, Moth 




Dept. 


10.17 




$173143.17 


Refunds: 




General Departments 


$ 245.53 


Spring Grove Cemetery Petty Cash 




Refund 


10.00 


Board of Public Works Petty Cash 




Refund 


50.00 


Insurance Refunds 


1075.42 


Use of Telephone 


7.90 


All Other Refunds 


173.66 



$1562.51 



Total Receipts, 1940 



$1010543.39 



Expenditures for 1940 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 



Appropriation 

Salaries, Selectmen : 
Howell F. Shepard 
J. Everett Collins 
Roy E. Hardy 

Salaries, Clerks: 

George H. W'inslow 
Edith P. Sellars 



SELECTMEN 

Cr. 

Dr. 



$400.00 

300.00 
300.00 

400.00 
420.00 



S2200.00 



Amount Carried Forward 



$1820 00 $2200.00 



81 



Amount Brought Forward 



$1820.00 $2200.00 



Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 69 . 23 

Printing and Advertising 17 . 30 

Carfares, Dues, etc. 6.00 

Telephone 152.39 

Registry of Deeds 23 . 96 

AllOther 110.73 



Total Expenditures 


$2199.61 




Balance to Revenue 


.39 






$2200.00 


$2200.00 


ACCOUNTANT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$2650.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Accountant, Mary Collins 


$1837.50 




Salary, Clerk, Mary A. Loosigian 


540.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


266.36 




Printing and Advertising 


3.00 




Carfares, Dues, etc. 


2.00 




Total Expenditures 


$2648.86 




Balance to Revenue 


1.14 





$2650.00 $2650.00 



Appropriation 
Refund 



TREASURER 

Cr. 



Dr. 



Salary, Treasurer, Thaxter Eaton $2375.00 

Clerk Hire 17.11 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 280 . 40 

Certification of Notes 14.00 



Amount Carried Forward 



82 



$2950.00 
4.00 



$2686.51 $2954.00 



Amount Brought Forward 



S2686.51 $2954.00 



Foreclosure Petition, Tax Title, etc. 
Carfares, Dues, etc. 
On Bond 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



31 


.25 


4 


.15 


220 


.00 


$2941 


.91 


12 


.09 



$2954.00 $2954.00 



Appropriation 



TAX COLLECTOR 

Cr. 



Dr. 



$4838.00 



Salary, Tax Collector, James P. Christie 


$2250.00 




Salary, Clerk, Phoebe E. Noyes 


1443.75 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


479.62 




Printing and Advertising 


139.20 




Telephone 


48.20 




On Bonds 


445.00 




Registering Deeds 


4.20 




Total Expenditures 


$4809.97 




Balance to Revenue 


28.03 






$4838.00 


$4838.00 


ASSESSORS 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$4625.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Board of Assessors: 






Howell F. Shepard 


$ 400.00 




J. Everett Collins 


400.00 




Roy E. Hardy 


400.00 




Assistant Assessors 


600.00 




Salaries, Clerks: 






George H. Winslow 


400.00 





Amount Carried Forward 



$2200 .00 $4625.00 



83 



Amount Brought Forward 



$2200.00 $4625.00 



Edith P. Sellars 

Mary A. Loosigian 
Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 
Printing and Advertising 
Deeds, Probates, etc. 
Surveying Street Lines, Field Work, etc. 
Telephone 
Carfares, Dues, etc. 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



840.00 

80.00 

83.40 

120.82 

100.30 

1177.62 

9.14 

7.00 

$4618.28 
6.72 



Appropriation 



TOWN CLERK 

Cr. 



Dr. 



Salary, Town Clerk, George H. Winslow 
Salaries, Clerks: 



$1850.07 



$4625.00 $4625.00 



$2806.00 



Edith P. Sellars 


288.75 




Mary A. Loosigian 


80.00 




Gladys Brainerd 


328.50 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


148.43 




Printing and Advertising 


93.65 




On Bond 


5.00 




All Other 


10.00 




Total Expenditures 


$2804.40 




Balance to Revenue 


1.60 






$2806.00 


$2806.00 


MODERATOR 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$10.00 



84 



Dr. 

Frederick Butler, Moderator $10.00 



$10.00 SI 0.00 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $20 .00 

Dr. 

Clerical Work $10.00 

(Minutes of annual town meeting) 
Balance to Revenue 10.00 



$20.00 $20.00 

TOWN COUNSEL 

Cr. 
Appropriation $750.00 

Dr. 
Arthur Sweeney, Town Counsel $500.00 

Balance to Revenue 250.00 



$750.00 $750.00 

DOG OFFICER 

Cr. 
Appropriation $225 00 

Dr. 
Herbert H. Lyle, Dog Officer $225.00 



$225.00 $225 00 

ANIMAL INSPECTOR 
Cr. 

Appropriation $250 00 

Dr. 
Sidney P. While, Animal Inspector $225.00 

Balance to Revenue 25 00 



Q 00 $250 00 
83 



RE-PRINTING BY-LAWS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $160.00 

Dr. 
Printing By-Laws $160 . 00 



$160.00 $160.00 

RE-PRINTING TRAFFIC REGULATIONS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $170.00 

Dr. 
Printing Traffic Rules and Regulations $169.00 

Balance to Revenue 1 . 00 





$170.00 $170.00 


PERAMBULATION OF TOWN BOUNDS 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$100.00 


Dr. 




Perambulating Town Bounds : 




Roy E. Hardy 


$ 25.00 


J. Everett Collins 


25.00 


George H. Winslow 


25.00 


Paint and Brush 


.40 


Cutting Granite Post 


10.00 


Total Expenditures 


$ 85.40 


Balance to Revenue 


14.60 



$100.00 $100.00 

ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $3500 . 00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 900 . 00 



Amount Carried Forward $4400.00 

86 



Amount Brought Forward $4400.00 

Dr. 
Registrars: 



Ralph A. Bailey 


122.00 




George H. Winslow 


122.00 




John W. Stark 


90.00 




Henry J. Dolan 


72.00 




Francis D. Hurley 


41.50 




John F. Hurley 


9.50 




Assistant Registrars 


600.00 




Election Officers 


1492.00 




Checkers at Town Meeting 


80.00 




Police Duty, Janitor Service, etc. 


253.85 




Posting Warrants 


18.55 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


101.65 




Printing and Advertising 


1132.60 




Meals 


99.98 




Carting Ballot Boxes 


44.00 




Use of Andover Square and Compass Club 45 . 00 




Use of Andover Grange 


60.00 




Total Expenditures 


$4384.63 




Balance to Revenue 


15.37 






$4400.00 


$4400.00 


MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$3500.00 


Transfers from Reserve Fund 


* 


1700.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Janitor, William C. Brown 


$1470.00 




Janitor, Ballardvale 


10.00 




Trucking Rubbish 


72.40 




Fuel 


434.26 




Lawrence Gaa and Electric Company 


614.38 




Janitor's Supplies 


149.41 




Repairs 


2215.72 




Laundry 


7.32 




Amount Carried Forward 


$4973.49 


$5201) 00 



87 



Amount Brought Forward 



$4973.49 $5200.00 



Water Bills 
All Other 

Rent of rooms, Ballardvale Community 
Ass'n. 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



48.81 
64.95 

100.00 

$5187.25 
12.75 



$5200.00 $5200.00 



Appropriation 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Dr. 



$30295.00 



Salaries : 

Chief 

Patrolmen 

Special Police 

Matron, Men Painting Streets, etc. 
Office Supplies, Printing, Stationery and 

Postage 
Office Repairs, and Miscellaneous Supplies 
Telephone 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 
Gasoline, Oil and Auto Maintenance 
Equipment for Men 
Other Equipment 
Signs, Signals, etc. 
Paint for Streets 
Kerosene 
Laundry 
Physicians' Emergency Calls and 

Treatments 
Express and All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



88 



$ 2625.00 


20224.00 


4113 


.32 


555 


.37 


158 


.22 


>s 169 


.61 


244.97 


432 


.42 


824 


.57 


184 


.03 


220 


.29 


215 


.39 


147 


.09 


21 


.38 


20 


.40 


23 


00 


104 


.51 


$30283.57 


11. 


43 


$30295.00 $30295.00 



ARTICLE 7— POLICE CAR 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



S589 . 00 



Dr. 



Purchase Plymouth Sedan 
Radio Transfer to new car 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$556.00 

22.55 

$578.55 
10.45 



$589.00 $589.00 



ARTICLE 8— POLICE MOTORCYCLE 

Cr. 

Appropriation 

Dr. 
Purchase 1940 Harley-Davidson Motor- 
cycle $442 . 50 
Balance to Revenue 19.50 



$462.00 









$462 . 00 


$462 . 00 


FIRE DEPARTMENT 








Cr. 






Appropriation 




Dr. 




$29360.00 


Salaries: 










Chief 






$ 2625.00 




Firemen 






18920.61 




Call Men 






3163.10 




E. Burke Thornton, 


assistance on 






ambulance 






266 00 




Apparatus 






865 . 1 8 




Hose 






51.17 




Equipment for Men 






91 .89 




( > t In- r Equipment 






372.17 




( '..is, Oil and Truck M. 


lintcn, 


ance 


697.35 




Alarm Boxes, etc. 






314 04 





Amount Curried Forward 



$27366 51 S2<M60 00 



89 



Amount Brought Forward 


$27366.51 


$29360.00 


Fuel 


543.16 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Co. 


394.40 




Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds : 






Repairs 


204.86 




Furniture and Furnishings 


66.08 




Laundry 


237.25 




Miscellaneous Supplies 


332.43 




Water Bills 


32.65 




Trucking Rubbish 


12.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery, Printing and 






Postage 


4.75 




Telephone 


141.73 




Express 


7.47 




Total Expenditures 


$29343.29 




Balance to Revenue 


16.71 






$29360.00 


$29360.00 


BUILDING INSPECTOR 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$525.00 


Dr. 






John J. Driscoll, Building Inspector 


$501.00 




Balance to Revenue 


24.00 






$525.00 


$525.00 


WIRE INSPECTOR 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$410.00 


Dr. 






William J. Young, Wire Inspector 


$400.00 




Printing 


8.00 




Total Expenditures 


$408.00 




Balance to Revenue 


2.00 





$410.00 $410.00 



90 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$450.00 


Dr. 






Lewis N. Mears, Sealer of Weights and 






Measures 


$400.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


6.11 




Carfares 


27.50 




Seals, Dies, etc. 


14.18 




Total Expenditures 


$447 . 79 




Balance to Revenue 


2.21 





$450.00 $450.00 

MOTH SUPPRESSION 

Cr. 
Appropriation $4500 . 00 

Dr. 

G. Richard Abbott, Moth Supt. $ 770.00 

Labor 2422.10 

Stationery, Printing and Postage 24.05 

Telephone 18.60 

Insecticides 602.85 

Hardware, Tools and Equipment 122.32 

Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 426.62 

Laundry 9.00 

Rent 90.00 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 3 . 75 

Express and All Other 10.50 



Total Expenditures $4499 . 79 

Balance to Revenue .21 



$4500.00 $4500.00 

TREE WARDEN 

Cr. 
Appropriation $5000.00 

91 



Dr. 



G. Richard Abbott, Tree Warden 


$1065.00 




Labor 


3215.20 




Stationery, Printing and Postage 


5.65 




Telephone 


20.65 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


3.88 




Hardware and Tools 


158.37 




Trees 


50.50 




Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


338.78 




Rent 


90.00 




Laundry 


9.00 




Insecticides 


11.25 




All Other 


30.39 




Total Expenditures 


$4998.67 




Balance to Revenue 


1.33 






$5000.00 


$5000.00 


FOREST FIRES 






Cr.. 






Appropriation 




S1000.00 


Dr. 






Wages, Fighting Fires 


$310.50 




Equipment: 






Hose 


595.15 




Tanks, etc. 


36.43 




Total Expenditures 


$942.08 




Balance to Revenue 


57.92 





$1000.00 $1000.00 



ARTICLE 9— BRUSH FIRE TRUCK 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



92 



$3000.00 



Dr. 

Purchase Federal Fire Truck 
Purchase Fire Truck Equipment: 

Ladders, axes, pumps, etc. 

Hose, couplings, tanks, etc. 
Radio Equipment 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$1177 


.00 


1275 


.00 


144 


.62 


402 


.95 


$2999.57 




.43 



$3000.00 $3000.00 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


$4708 . 00 


Dr. 




Salaries, Board of Health : 




Percy J. Look, Chairman 


$ 50.00 


Franklin H. Stacey, Secretary 


75.00 


George G. Brown 


50.00 


Salary, Lotta Johnson, Agent 


1500.00 


Lotta Johnson, Use of Car 


350.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


86.32 


Printing and Advertising 


59.01 


Telephone 


71.24 


Laundry 


7.25 


Range Oil 


12.00 


Express and All Other 


4.53 


Quarantine and Contagious Diseases: 




Medical Attendance 


10.00 


Drugs and Medicines 


3.33 


Schick Tests 


17.59 


Rabies Vaccine and Dog Vaccinations 


273.50 


Baby Clinic: 




Philip \Y. Blake, M.D. 


200.00 


Supplies, Medicines, etc. 


39 . 90 


Rent, Andover Guild 


50.00 



Amount Carried Forward 



$2859.67 14708 00 



93 



Amount Brought Forward $2859 . 67 $4708 . 00 



Plumbing Inspections 


516.00 


Disposing of Dead Cats and Dogs 


100.00 


Vital Statistics: 




Births 


4.25 


Deaths 


21.00 


Alfred C. Stacey, Milk Inspector 


220.00 


Expenses and Supplies for Milk Inspector 


51.26 


Total Expenditures 


$3772.18 


Balance to Revenue 


935.82 



$4708.00 $4708.00 



CARE AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULAR PATIENTS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $3500 . 00 

Dr. 
Essex Sanatorium $2596. 10 

Balance to Revenue 903 . 90 



$3500.00 $3500.00 



ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 

Appropriation $7228 . 13 

Dr. 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital $7228. 13 



$7228.13 $7228.13 



PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF OPERATING EXPENSE 
FOR PURIFICATION PLANT 

Cr. 
Appropriation $120 . 00 

94 



Dr. 

Share Operating Expense of Purification 

Plant 
Balance to Revenue 



$ 97.97 

22.03 





$120.00 


$120.00 


PUBLIC DUMP 






Ch. 






Appropriation 




$700.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




50.00 


Dr. 






Robert Cairnie, Keeper 


$737.50 




Tools, etc. 


1.25 




Total Expenditures 


$738.75 




Balance to Revenue 


11.25 





$750.00 $750.00 



SEWERS MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



Salaries: 

Superintendent, Charles T. Gilliard 

Assistant Superintendent, Edward R. 
Lawson 

Clerk, Laura B. Juhlmann 
Office Supplies, Stationery, Postage and 

Printing 
Labor 

Tools and Equipment 
Pipe and Fittings 

Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 
Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 
Manholes 
Pump Repairs 

Amount Carried Forward 



$ 208.00 



$5800.00 



105 


.00 


52 


.50 


42 


.19 


2945 


.59 


224 


.72 


175 


.58 


37 


10 


1397 


,42 


82 


97 


194 


63 



$5465.70 $5800.00 



H 



Amount Brought Forward 



$5465.70 $5800.00 



Blasting 

Wipers, Sewers Cloths, etc. 

Brick 

All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



10.93 
65.52 
28.00 
44.30 



$5614.45 
185.55 



$5800.00 $5800.00 



ARTICLE 29— NORTH MAIN STREET SEWER 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1000.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$ 98.44 




Frames and Grates 


35.12 




Brick 


25.60 




Pipe 


232 . 00 




Lumber 


74.00 




Manholes 


35.00 




All Other 


11.27 




Total Expenditures 


$511.43 




Balance to Revenue 


488.57 






$1000.00 


$1000.00 


HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE 




Cr. 







Appropriation 



$52900.00 



Dr. 



Salaries : 

Superintendent, Charles T. Gilliard $ 1872.28 
Assistant Superintendent, Edward R. 

Lawson 1179.50 



Amount Carried Forward 



S3051.78 $52900.00 



96 



Amount Brought Forward 



$3051.78 S52900.00 



Clerks: 




Laura B. Juhlmann 


367.50 


Robert W. Crosby 


453 . 00 


Secretary : 




Frank A. Buttrick, 2 3^2 nios. 


10.00 


J. Harry Playdon, 9 J/2 nios. 


40.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


98.70 


Telephone 


150.45 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


33.98 


Labor 


25229.49 


Truck 


6.00 


Crushed Stone, Sand, Gravel, etc. 


1598.28 


Equipment and Repairs 


1370.39 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


2050.44 


Asphalt, Tarvia and Road Oil 


13107.11 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 


648.17 


Curbing 


151.31 


Pipe and Fittings 


547.11 


Roadway Maintenance 


2196.89 


Coal 


247.05 


Culverts 


457.70 


Loam and Sod 


8.52 


Express 


36.90 


Blasting 


40.17 


Fuel Oil 


165.20 


Calcium Chloride 


398.97 


All Other 


121.95 


Total Expenditures 


$52587.06 


Balance to Revenue 


312.94 



$52900.00 $52900. 00 



ARTICLE 10 -KEROSENE-HEATED ASPHALT 
KETTLE 



Appropriation 



Ck. 

"7 



$300 00 



Dr. 

Kerosene-Heated Asphalt Kettle 
Balance to Revenue 



$219.52 
80.48 



$300.00 $300.00 

ARTICLE 11— CENTRIFUGAL PUMP 

Cr. 

Appropriation $250 . 00 



Dr. 



Centrifugal Pump 
Balance to Revenue 



$249.50 
.50 



$250.00 $250.00 



ARTICLE 12— COLD PATCH MIXER 

Cr. 
Appropriation $325 . 00 

Dr. 



Cold Patch Mixer 


$254.80 




Balance to Revenue 


70.20 






$325.00 


$325.00 


ARTICLE 13— NEW SIDEWALKS 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$2500.00 


Dr. 






Labor 
Tarvia 


$1329.24 
1083.00 




Tools and Equipment 


11.75 




Lumber and All Other 


75.88 




Total Expenditures 


$2499.87 




Balance to Revenue 


.13 





$2500.00 $2500.00 



98 



ARTICLE 14 -CHEVROLET TRUCK 
(Board of Public Works) 

Cr. 

Appropriation 



Dr. 



Purchase Truck 



S600.00 



$600. 00 



$600.00 $600.00 



Appropriation 



ARTICLE 15-ROAD HONE 

Cr. 

Dr. 



$500.00 



Road Hone 


$490.00 


Balance to Revenue 


10.00 




$500.00 $500.00 


ARTICLE 16— HARD SURFACING GRAVEL ROADS 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


85000.00 


Dr. 




Labor 


$2615.20 


Tarvia 


1963.53 


Sand and Gravel 


304.22 


Coal 


40 . 00 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


64.69 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$4987.64 
12.36 



$5000.00 $5000 00 



ARTICLE 17 CHAPTER 90 WORK 

CR, 
Appropriation $1000.00 

State and County Aid to Highways 1500.00 



[mount Carried Forward 



I (Ml 



99 



Amount Brought Forward 



$2500.00 



Dr. 



Labor 


$1426.35 




Crushed Stone 


240.19 




Asphalt 


427 . 70 


/ 


Joint Filler 


126.72 




Concrete 


155.68 




Sand 


13.30 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


24.46 




Hardware, Tools, etc. 


12.19 




Culverts 


42.69 




All Other 


30.23 




Total Expenditures 


$2499.51 




Balance to 1941 


.49 





$2500.00 $2500.00 



ARTICLE 21— SHED 
(Board of Public Works) 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



Labor 

Lumber, etc. 

Hardware and Tools 

Tarvia 

Wiring 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$750.00 



$261.08 


361 


.05 


15 


.02 


66 


.00 


41 


.00 


$744.15 


5. 


85 



$750.00 $750.00 



ARTICLE 22— SIDEWALK AND PARK ROLLER 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Sidewalk and Park Roller 
Balance to Revenue 



Dr. 



100 



$525.00 



$470.40 
54.60 

$525.00 $525.00 



ARTICLE 50— RETAINING WALL AND SIDEWALK- 
WALNUT AVENUE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


Dr. 


1 


1950.00 


Labor 




$513.77 




Lumber 




101.15 




Stone 




27.32 




Building Wall 




275.00 




Tarvia 




30.00 




All Other 


tures 


2.43 




Total Expendii 


$949.67 




Balance to Revenue 


.33 





$950.00 $950.00 

ARTICLE 52— WIDENING ARGILLA ROAD AND 
ANDOVER STREET 

Cr. 
Appropriation $625 . 00 

Dr. 
Pipe $614.46 

Balance to Revenue 10.54 





$625.00 $625.00 


ARTICLE 62— STRAIGHTENING OSGOOD STREET 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$150.00 


Dr. 




Purchase of land 


$100.00 


Survey Plan 


10.00 


Recording Deed 


3 00 


Total Expenditures 


$113 .00 


Balance to Revenue 


37.00 



$150.00 $150 00 

101 



ARTICLE 38— W.P.A. MATERIALS AND TRUCK HIRE 

Cr. 



Balance from 1939 




$ 25.00 


Appropriation, 1940 




12000.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Clerk, May Shorten 


$ 1030.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


298.22 




Telephone 


39.34 




Blueprinting, Surveying, etc. 


48.62 




Labor 


2479.48 




Trucks 


2851.88 




Materials 


642.31 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


617.39 




Tools, Equipment and Repairs 


1412.13 




Manholes, Frames, Grates, etc. 


511.80 




Culverts, Couplings, etc. 


163.49 




Sand and Gravel 


739.03 




Rental of Shovel 


260.00 




Blasting 


53.74 




Transportation 


498.30 




Fuel Oil 


127.90 




First Aid Supplies 


14.49 




Paper Cups 


58.35 




Express and All Other 


77.81 




Total Expenditures 


$11924.28 




Balance to 1941 


100.72 






$12025.00 


$12025.00 


ARTICLE 2-NORTH MAIN STREET PROJECT 


(Special Town Meeting, October 3, 1938) 


Cr. 






Balance from 1939 




$95 . 05 


Dr. 






Frame and Grate 


$17.08 




Balance to 1941 


77.97 





$95 . 05 



$95.05 



102 



SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$16500.00 


Refund 




21.94 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




2275.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$9497 . 65 




Trucks — Hauling and Sanding 


1042.98 




Trucks — Road Plows 


4143.00 




Sidewalk Plows 


513.63 




Tools and Equipment 


1389.93 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


910.50 




Highway Salt 


39.00 




Snow Fences and Posts 


155.13 




Sand 


153.14 




Chloride Flake 


368.59 




Express 


18.03 




All Other 


63.00 




Total Expenditures 


$18294.58 




Balance to Revenue 


502.36 






$18796.94 


$18796.94 


STREET LIGHTING 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$18513.72 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




95.00 


Dr. 






Street Lighting 


$18604.29 




Postage 


1.25 




Total Expenditures 


$18605.54 




Balance to Revenue 


3 18 






$18608.72 


$18608.72 


PUBLIC WELFARE 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




1000.00 


Refunds 




19.00 


Amount Carried Forward 


S019.00 



103 



Amount Brought Forward 


$22019.00 


Dr. 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


$ 23.62 


Telephone 


21.48 


Cash to Individuals 


2194.00 


Men Working for Welfare 


7559.75 


Groceries and Provisions 


2600.84 


Fuel 


469.25 


Medicine and Medical Attention 


1534.94 


Rent 


15.00 


Clothing 


37.75 


Board and Care 


1598.79 


State Institutions 


2672.63 


Relief by Other Cities 


2135.59 


Relief by Other Towns 


75.50 


Trucking Federal Supplies 


433.50 


Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


225.00 


Rental W.P.A. Commissary 


270.00 


Expense Federal Music Project 


36.00 


Transporting C.C.C. Boys 


22.00 


Paper Bags, etc., for Commodities Div. 


91.98 


Total Expenditures 


$22017.62 


Balance to Revenue 


1.38 




$22019.00 $22019.00 


PUBLIC WELFARE SALARIES 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$1500.00 


Dr. 




Salaries, Board of Public Welfare: 




Howell F. Shepard 


$100.00 


J. Everett Collins 


100.00 


Roy E. Hardy 


100.00 


Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


544.89 


Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 


328.50 


Edith P. Sellars, Clerk 


206.25 


Total Expenditures 


$1379.64 


Balance to Revenue 


120.36 




$1500.00 $1500.00 



104 



Appropriation 



W.P.A. SEWING MATERIALS 

Cr. 

Dr. 



SI 000. 00 



Contribution for Purchase Sewing 




Materials 


$490 . 00 


Surplus Commodities Division, Admin- 




istration Expenses 


168.75 


Machine Repairs 


20.08 


Sewing Supplies 


17.99 


Supervisor's Expenses, etc. 


12.05 


Total Expenditures 


$708.87 


Balance to Revenue 


291.13 



$1000.00 $1000.00 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 




(Town) 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$7700.00 


Dr. 






Aid to Dependent Children 


$7583.35 




Hospital Care 


10.00 




Funeral Expense 


100.00 




Total Expenditures 


$7693.35 




Balance to Revenue 


6.65 





$7700.00 S7700 .00 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN ADMINISTRATION 

(Town) 



Appropriation 



Cr, 



ios 



$300 oo 



Dr. 




Salaries : 




Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


$156.13 


Edith P. Sellars, Clerk 


60.50 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


1.50 


Telephone 


1.00 


Agent's Expenses 


2.60 


Total Expenditures 


$221.73 


Balance to Revenue 


78.27 



$300.00 $300.00 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 

(Federal Grants) 

Cr. 

Federal Grants: 



Balance from 1939 




$ 4.07 


Federal Grants received in 1940 




3597.75 


Dr. 






Aid to Dependent Children 


$3565.95 




Balance to 1941 


35.87 






$3601.82 


$3601.82 


AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 


ADMINISTRATION 


(Federal Grants) 






Cr. 






Federal Grants received in 1940 




$128.79 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


$78.99 




Edith P. Sellars, Clerk 


22.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


15.38 




Telephone 


3.25 




Total Expenditures 


$119.62 




Balance to 1941 


9.17 





$128.79 $128.79 
106 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

(Town) 
Cr. 



Appropriation 




$28900. 00 


Refunds 




98.50 


Dr. 






Cash to Individuals 


$27562.93 




Paid to Other Cities 


280.03 




Paid to Other Towns 


132.91 




Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


225.00 




Other Expenses 


40.03 




Total Expenditures 


$28240.90 




Balance to Revenue 


757.60 






$28998.50 


$28998.50 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 


(Town) 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1100.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


$1056.62 




Agent's Expenses 


9.24 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


27.57 




Telephone 


6.25 





Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$1099.68 
.32 





$1100.00 


$1100.00 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 




(Federal Grants) 
Cr. 

Federal ( '.rants: 










Balance lioin 1939 




S 199 L3 


Federal ( .ranis Received in 1 ( ) in 




26704 IS 


Old Age Assistance Recovery 




71 .02 


( )ld Age Assistance Refund 




.50 



Amount Curried Forward 



$26974 Si) 



in; 



Amount Brought Forward 

Cash to Individuals 
Balance to 1941 



Dr. 



$26873.13 
101.67 



$26974.80 



$26974.80 $26974.80 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 
(Federal Grants) 

Cr. 

Federal Grants: 



Balance from 1939 




$ 4.17 


Federal Grants received in 1940 




895.84 


Dr. 






Salary, Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


$763.30 




Expenses, Agent 


21.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


83.87 




Telephone 


23.87 




Total Expenditures 


$892.04 




Balance to 1941 


7.97 






$900.01 


$900.01 


INFIRMARY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$9300.00 


Refund 




2.75 


Dr. 






Salary, Bertha W. Thornton, Matron 


$1000.00 




Wages, Other Employees 


2269.50 




Groceries and Provisions 


3131.07 




Dry Goods and Clothing 


324.77 




Building and Repairs 


324.91 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Co. 


387.90 




Fuel 


475.96 




Household Supplies and Utensils 


395.17 




Furniture and Furnishings 


268.24 





Amount Carried Forward 



$8577.52 $9302.75 



108 



Amount Brought Forward 



$8577.52 $9302.75 



Telephone 




61.83 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


173.05 




Hospitalization of Inmate 


123.00 




Town Physician, Johi 


i J. Hartigan 


50.00 




Water Bills 




80.00 




Periodicals, etc. 




77.32 




All Other 


xpenditures 


96.53 


• 


Total E 


$9239.25 




Balance 


to Revenue 


63.50 






$9302.75 


$9302.75 




MILITARY AID 








Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$300.00 


Military Aid 




$ 75.00 




Balance to Revenue 




225.00 






$300.00 


$300.00 




STATE AID 








Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$500.00 


State Aid 




$350.00 




Balance to Revenue 




150.00 






$500.00 


$500.00 


SOLDIERS' RELIEF 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$3500.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




700.00 


Refunds 






9] ,50 



Amount Carried Forward 



10') 



$4291 50 



Amount Brought Forward 



$4291.50 



Dr. 



Cash to Individuals 


$3185.25 




Groceries and Provisions 


382.05 




Fuel 


241.15 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


141.31 




Clothing 


10.98 




Funeral Expenses 


100.00 




Graves Registration Project 


52.45 




Paid to Other Cities and Towns 


97.92 




Total Expenditures 


$4211.11 




Balance to Revenue 


80.39 






$4291.50 


$4291.50 


SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$184847.87 


Refund 




.50 


Dr. 






Salary, Supt., Kenneth L. Sherman 


$ 3868.14 




Salaries, Clerks: 






Mary Winkley 


856.35 




Evelyn A. Rutter 


785.00 




Frances McTernen 


162.50 




Gladys Downs 


670.00 




Truant Officer 


100.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


396.73 




Telephone 


329.33 




School Census 


60.00 




Supt.'s Travel Expenses 


41.80 




Teachers' Salaries: 






High 


38908.83 




Junior High 


37521.96 




Elementary 


46222.58 




Text Books and Supplies: 






High 


1170.66 





Amount Carried Forward 



$131093.88 $184848.37 



110 



Amount Brought Forward 



$131093.88 $184848.37 



Junior High 


749.08 


Elementary 


1248.41 


Other Expenses of Instruction: 




High 


1788.40 


Junior High 


1513.83 


Elementary 


880.25 


Tuition: 




High 


796.15 


Transportation : 




High 


4193.38 


Junior High 


4154.73 


Elementary 


4682.63 


Janitors' Services: 




High 


3251.72 


Junior High 


4432.73 


Elementary 


5380.58 


Health: 




High 


616.48 


Junior High 


808.53 


Elementary 


1609.73 


Adult Education 


396.00 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company: 




High 


703.67 


Junior High 


1600.34 


Elementary 


1748.16 


Euel: 




High 


1288.54 


Junior High 


1344.09 


Elementary 


4559.90 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 




High: 




Repairs 


771 ,05 


Janitors' Supplies 


272.36 


Junior 1 [igh and Elementary ; 




Repairs 


2917.75 


Janitors' Supplies 


777.3(5 



Amount Carried Forward 



$183579 73 $184848 37 



in 



Amount Brought Forward 



$183579.73 $184848.37 



School Reports 
Express 
Water Bills 
All Other 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



212 


.00 


35. 


,32 


716.55 


73. 


95 


$184617, 


,55 


230, 


.82 



$184848.37 $184848.37 



ARTICLE 43— RE-OPENING NORTH SCHOOL 

Cr. 



Balance from 1939 




$500.00 


Appropriation, 1940 




425.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Teacher 


$513.15 




Janitor's Services 


43.00 




Repairs 


182.83 




Janitor's Supplies, etc. 


47.56 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


15.63 




Fuel 


89.81 




Books 


7.88 




Other Supplies 


21.93 




Total Expenditures 


$921.79 




Balance to Revenue 


3.21 






$925.00 


$925.00 


MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$12984.00 


Dog Account Refund 




1374.36 


Income, P. A. Gift 




200.00 


Income from Investments 




3541.82 



Amount Carried Forward 



$18100.18 



112 



Amount Brought Forward 

Salaries: 

Librarian, Miriam Putnam 



$18100.18 



Dr. 



$2200.00 



Assistants: 






Evelyn R. Robinson 


1560.00 




Margaret D. Manning 


1380.00 




Dorothy H. Ruhl 


1140.00 




Nancy E. Babcock 


1080.00 




Sarah H. Ballard 


1005.00 




Eleanore G. Bliss 


486.91 




Dorothy Paine 


154.26 




Martha D. Byington (B.Vale) 


214.00 




Extra Page Help 


37.63 




Janitors: 






Archibald D. Maclaren 


1500.00 




Elizabeth Donaldson 


516.40 




Clester E. Matthews (B.Vale) 


150.00 




George F. Sawyer, Treasurer 


100.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


373.12 




Telephone 


61.08 




Books 


3842.70 




Periodicals 


291.25 




Binding Books and Periodicals 


362.74 




Fuel 


627.34 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


347.26 




Repairs 


246.52 




Janitors' Supplies 


62.12 




Water Bills 


7.89 




Trucking Rubbish 


17.40 




( Parting Books 


84.00 




Treasurer's Bond 


25.00 




Bookmobile Expenses 


174.65 




All Other 


37.03 




Total Expenditures 


$18084.30 




Balance to Revenue 


15.88 





$18100.18 $18100 is 



ns 



PARK DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Salaries : 






Superintendent, Charles T. 


Gilliard 


$ 208.00 


Assistant Superintendent, Edward R. 




Lawson 




105.00 


Clerk, Laura B. Juhlmann 




52.50 


Labor 




3341.12 


Equipment 




116.12 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 




120.03 


Loam and Lawn Seed 




241.05 


Use of land at Playstead 




100.00 


Lumber, Cement, etc. 




74.38 


Lime 




51.93 


Fertilizer 




63.52 


All Other 


ares 


73.28 


Total Expenditi 


$4546.93 


Balance to Revenue 


53.07 



ARTICLE 18— LAWN MOWER 

Cr. 



Appropriation 
Power Lawn Mower 



Dr. 



$430.00 



Appropriation 



Salaries, Instructors 



Amount Carried Forward 



$4600.00 



$4600.00 $4600.00 



$430.00 



$430.00 


$430.00 


PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE 




Cr. 






$2470.00 


Dr. 




ctors $1720.00 




creational Supplies 180 . 08 





$1900.08 $2470.00 



114 



Amount Brought Forward 

First Aid Supplies 

Repairs 

All Other 


$1900.08 

8.67 

556.01 

5 . 20 


$2470.00 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$2469.96 
.04 






$2470.00 


$2470.00 



ARTICLE 44-SKATING AREA 

Cr. 



Balance from 1939 




$203.33 


Appropriation, 1940 




250.00 


Df. 






Labor 


$223.56 




Tools, Equipment, etc. 


44.20 




All Other 


8.00 




Total Expenditures 


$275.76 




Balance to 1941 


177.57 





$453.33 $453.33 



POMPS POND BATHING BEACH 



Appropriation 



Cr. 



Dr. 



Life Guards 


$1430.00 


Matron 


150.00 


Supplies 


107.54 


Repairs 


62.73 


Rent — Hussey's Pond Beach 


100.00 


Rent - Romps Rond Beach 


100.00 


All Other 


41.15 


Total Expenditures 


$1991 .42 


Balance t<> Revenue 


208.58 




SJJOO DO 



S2200.00 



$2200 oo 



115 



DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $500 . 00 

Dr. 
Damages to Persons and Property $ 77.00 

Balance to Revenue 423 . 00 



$500.00 $500.00 

AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600 . 00 

Dr. 
Rent, American Legion Quarters $600 . 00 



$600.00 $600.00 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600 . 00 

Dr. 
Rent, Veterans of Foreign Wars Quarters $600.00 





$600.00 


$600.00 


JRANC 

Cr. 


:e 


$10700.00 


Dr. 


$10148.94 
551.06 





Appropriation 

Insurance 

Balance to Revenue 

$10700.00 $10700.00 

ARMISTICE DAY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $150.00 

116 



Dr. 



Prizes for Speaking Contest 


$50.00 


Services, P. H. S. Girls' Band 


10.00 


Services, Am. Legion Post 8, Junior 




Drum Corps 


50.00 


Night Fireman and Janitor Services 


4.50 


Police Duty 


5.00 


Wreaths 


20.00 


Printing Contest Cards 


5.50 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$145.00 
5.00 



Appropriation 



MEMORIAL DAY 

Cr. 



Dr. 



$150.00 $150.00 



$925.00 



Andover Brass Band 


$120.00 


Clan McPherson Pipe Band 


60.00 


American Legion Drum Corps 


100.00 


Services of Singer 


5.00 


Buses 


72.00 


Flags 


38.22 


Plants, Wreaths, etc. 


418.10 


Grave Markers 


34.50 


Cartridges 


51.75 


Total Expenditures 


$899.57 


Balance to Revenue 


25.43 



$925.00 $925 00 



Appropriation 



TOWN REPORTS 

Cr. 

117 



$709.50 



Dr. 



Printing Town Reports 



$709.50 



$709.50 $709.50 



TOWN SCALES 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Dr. 
Salary, William C. Brown, Public 

Weigher 
Repairs to Scales 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$125.00 



$100.00 
3.90 


$103.90 
21.10 





$125.00 


$125.00 


WATER MAINTENANCE 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$27800.00 


Petty Cash Refund 




50.00 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Superintendent, Charles T. Gilliard 


$1040.00 




Assistant Superintendent, Edward R. 






Lawson 


812.00 




Clerk, Laura B. Juhlmann 


735.00 




Clerk, Robert W. Crosby 


453.00 




Secretary : 






Frank A. Buttrick, 2 x /i months 


10.00 




J. Harry Playdon, 9^ months 


40.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


436.89 




Petty Cash Account 


50.00 




Printing and Advertising 


82.00 




Telephone 


593.47 




Labor 


6655.58 





Amount Carried Forward 



$10907.94 $27850.00 



118 



Amount Brought Forward 


$10907.94 $27850.00 


Pipe and Fittings 


205.59 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


1108.98 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 


349.04 


Fuel Oil 


102.53 


Chlorine 


157.89 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


3381.58 


FYeight 


8.92 


Pumping Station : 




Engineers 


5406.18 


Oil, Waste and Packing 


94.19 


( oal 


5035.26 


Building Repairs 


164.36 


Maintenance Pumping Equipment 


744.27 


All Other 


132.45 


Total Expenditures 


$27799.18 


Balance to Revenue 


50.82 




$27850.00 $27850.00 


WATER CONSTRUCTION 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$10500.00 


Dr. 




Salaries: 




Superintendent, Charles T. Gilliard 


$ 421.72 


Assistant Superintendent, Edward R. 




Lawson 


157.50 


Clerk, Laura B. Juhlmann 


210.00 


Labor 


4441.46 


Pipe and Fittings 


2353.07 


Meters and Parts 


1287.94 


Hydrants and Valves 


1142.03 


Equipment and Repairs 


_><)<;. 69 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


7.27 


Blasting 


33.2* 



Amount Curried Forward 



$10353 <><> $10500 on 



119 



Amount Brought Forward $10353 . 96 S10500 . 00 



Express 


63.75 


All Other 


12.09 


Total Expenditures 


$10429.80 


Balance to Revenue 


70.20 




$10500.00 $10500.00 


ARTICLE 19— CHLORINATOR- 


-PUMPING STATION 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$820.00 


Dr. 




Chlorinator 


$783.40 


Labor 


20.23 


Pipe 


3.81 


Express 


8.76 


Total Expenditures 


$816.20 


Balance to Revenue 


3.80 



$820.00 $820.00 

ARTICLE 24— WATER MAIN 
CHEEVER CIRCLE AND CABOT ROAD 

Cr. 

Appropriation $3241 . 06 

Dr. 
Fred E. Cheever $3241 . 06 

(Purchase Water Mains) 



$3241.06 $3241.06 

ARTICLE 26— WATER MAIN 
APPLETREE LANE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $2377 . 50 

120 



Dr. 
Ruth E. Dunn $2377.50 

(Purchase Water Mains) 



$2377.50 $2377.50 

ARTICLE 28— WATER MAIN 
DARTMOUTH ROAD EXTENSION 

Cr. 

Appropriation $600 . 50 

Dr. 
George and Frank Cairns $600.50 

(Purchase Water Mains) 



$600.50 $600.50 

ARTICLES 30-37, INC.— NEW WATER CONSTRUCTION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




Dr. 




$10000.00 


Labor 






$ 314.44 




Pipe and Fittings 






4676.30 




Hydrants and Valves 






1195.94 




Range Oil 






56.64 




Blasting 






70.53 




Plank 






74.40 




Express and All Other 


nditures 


31.18 




Total Expe 


$6419.43 




Balance to 


1941 




3580.57 





$10000.00 $10000.00 

WATER MAIN CHANDLER ROAD 
ARTICLE I, SPECIAL TOWN MEETING, NOV. 9, 1939 

CR. 

Balance from 1939 >M4 ; () 

(21 



Dr. 




Labor 


$484.27 


Equipment and Repairs 


56.97 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


64.47 


Blasting 


13.58 


Range Oil 


16.00 


Express 


.69 


Total Expenditures 


$635.98 


Balance to Revenue 


8.78 



$644.76 $644.76 
SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




$9730.00 


Petty Cash Refund 




10.00 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Superintendent, Jesse E. West 


$1500.00 




Clerk, Edith P. Sellars 


200.00 




Elizabeth Curtis, Extra Clerical Hire 


100.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


55.63 




Telephone 


33.48 




Petty Cash Account 


10.00 




Labor 


4942.72 




Fertilizer, Loam, etc. 


248.16 




Shrubs 


31.60 




Cement, Curbing, etc. 


930.23 




Tools and Equipment 


591.16 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


128.08 




Concrete Containers 


325.30 




Sand and Gravel 


45.62 




Veterans' Markers 


25.00 




Care of Soldiers' and Sailors' Graves 


40.00 




Water Bills 


13.37 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


9.00 





Amount Carried Forward $9229.35 $9740.00 

122 



Amount Brought Forward 



$9229.35 $9740.00 



Express 
All Other 



12.04 
103.61 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$9345.00 
395.00 







$9740.00 


$9740.00 




INTEREST 








Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$11350.00 


Interest: 








Temporary Loans 




$ 97.79 




Junior High School 




6372.50 




Shawsheen School 




1870.00 




Sewer 




100.00 




Outfall Sewer 




2868.75 




Water 


mditures 


20.00 




Total Expe 


$11329.04 




Balance to Revenue 


20.96 





$11350.00 $11350.00 



MATURING DEBT 
Cr. 



Appropriation 

( leneral Loans: 

Junior 1 Hgh School 

Shawsheen School 
Sewer 

Omfall Sewer 
Water 



$41000.00 



Dr. 



S22000.00 
11 000. 00 

2000.00 

5000 00 

1000.00 



141000.00 141000 oo 



123 



Temporary Loans Repaid 




$205000.00 


(Anticipation of Revenue) 






Town Clerk's Dog License Money 




1439.20 


Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds: 






West Church 


$ 57.19 




St. Augustine's 


13.04 




Christ Church 


253.82 




South Church 


466.00 




Spring Grove 


1780.50 


2570.55 
103.72 


Private Trust Funds 




Retirement Fund 




12044.00 


Essex County Tax 




24968.00 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 






State Tax 


$42080.00 




Auditing Municipal Accounts 


591.56 




Veterans' Exemptions 


96.42 




Care of Civil War Veterans 


87.50 




State Parks and Reservations 


507.85 


4:3363.33 
10.00 


Grants and Gifts (paid out for Hospital Care) 


Refunds : 






On Taxes 


$ 53.50 




On Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 


1040.35 




On Water Rates 


3.51 




On Sewer Connections 


69.40 




Town Clerk's Overpayments to 






Treasurer 


24.50 




State's Share of Old Age Assistance 






Recovery 


51.21 


1242.47 







Total Expenditures, 1940 



$981148.66 



RESERVE FUND 

Cr. 
Transferred from Overlay Reserve 
Transferred from Excess and Deficiency 

Amount Carried Forward 



$ 7500.00 
7500.00 

$15000.00 



124 



Amount Brought Forward 

Transferred to: 

Municipal Buildings 

Election and Registration 

Public Dump 

Snow Removal and Sanding 

Street Lighting 

Soldiers' Relief 



SI 5000. 00 



Dr. 



$1700.00 

900.00 

50.00 

2275.00 

95 . 00 

700.00 



Total Transferred 




$5720.00 




To Revenue 




1780.00 




To Ovei 


-lay Reserve 




7500.00 






$15000.00 


$15000.00 




TAXES 


1935 






Balance from 1939 






$167.90 




Collected in 1940 








$ 30.00 


Abated 








45.85 


Balance to 1941 








92.05 




$167.90 


$167.90 




TAXES 


1936 






Balance from 1939 






$1804.78 




Collected in 1940 








$1100.49 


Abated 








112.09 


Tax Titles 








305.39 


Balance to 1941 








286.81 




$1804.78 


$1804.78 




TAXES 


1937 






Balance from 1939 






$6945.37 




Collected in 1940 








$4195.41 


Abated 








613.79 


Tax Titles 








276.71 


Balance to 1941 








1859 l<> 



$6945 37 $6945 37 



125 





TAXES 


1938 






Balance from 1939 






$32336.86 




Collected in 1940 








$23231.21 


Abated 








957.20 


Tax Titles 








299.43 


Balance to 1941 








7849.02 




$32336.86 


$32336.86 




TAXES 1939 






Balance from 1939 






$114345.66 




Commitment, 1940 






2.00 




Collected in 1940 








$80017.47 


Abated 








859.80 


Tax Titles 








343.50 


Balance to 1941 








33126.89 




$114347.66 $114347.66 




TAXES 


1940 






Commitments, 1940 






$480221.31 




Refunds 






53.50 




Collected in 1940 








$375007.34 


Abated 








1245.55 


Tax Titles 








22.50 


Balance to 1941 








103999.42 



$480274.81 $480274.81 



TAX TITLE ACCOUNT 

Balance from 1939 $ 296.73 

Tax Titles Taken 1371.52 

Redemptions, 1940 
Tax Title Possessions 
Balance to 1941 



i 208.81 

146.30 

1313.14 



$1668.25 $1668.25 



TAX TITLE POSSESSIONS 

Tax Title Foreclosed $146 . 30 

Balance to 1941 



126 



$146.30 



$146.30 $146.30 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1934 

Balance from 1939 $70.01 

Collected in 1940 S 2.25 

Balance to 1941 67.76 



$70.01 $70.01 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1935 

Balance from 1939 $80.70 

Collected in 1940 $16.88 

Balance to 1941 63.82 



$80.70 S80.70 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1936 

Balance from 1939 $697. 13 

Collected in 1940 $ 35.46 

Abated 502 . 72 

Balance to 1941 158.95 



$697.13 $697.13 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1937 

Balance from 1939 $1191.17 

Collected in 1940 S 75.37 

Abated 878.09 

Balance to 1941 237.71 



$1191.17 $n<H i: 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1938 

Balance from 1939 v ,( >i 55 

Collected in 1940 S 7; 7o 

Abated I l<> 

Balance to 1941 170 69 



$291.55 S20i 55 

127 



94.47 




38.33 






$593.01 




129.18 




12.00 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1939 

Balance from 1939 $601 . 39 

Commitments, 1940 

Refunds 

Collected in 1940 

Abated 

Balance to 1941 

$734.19 $734.19 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1940 

Commitments, 1940 $32898.04 

Refunds 1002.02 

Collected in 1940 $30743 . 88 

Abated 1979.99 

Balance to 1941 1176.19 



$33900.06 $33900.06 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1936 



Balance from 1939 
Collected in 1940 



$.60 



$.60 



$.60 
$.60 



Balance from 1939 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1937 

$8.63 



Collected in 1940 


$6.59 


Balance to 1941 


2.04 


$8.63 


$8.63 


MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1938 




Balance from 1939 $98 . 77 




Collected in 1940 


$81.31 


Balance in 1941 


17.46 



$98.77 



$98.77 



128 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1939 

Balance from 1939 $337.98 

Collected in 1940 S268.ll 

Abated .78 

Balance to 1941 69.09 



$337.98 $337.98 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1940 

Commitment, 1940 $1017.47 

Collected in 1940 
Abated 
Balance to 1941 



$822 


.32 


1 


.33 


193 


.82 



$1017.47 $1017.47 

UNAPPORTIONED SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 

Balance from 1939 $242 . 99 

Balance to 1941 $242.99 



$242.99 $242.99 

UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1926 AND 

PRIOR 

Balance from 1939 $2547 . 78 

Balance to 1941 $2547.78 

$2547.78 $2547.78 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1933 

Balance from 1939 $5.22 

Balance to 1941 $5.22 



s^.22 $5 22 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1934 
Balance from 1939 $24.85 

Balance to 1941 - M 85 

$24.85 S2I S5 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1935 

Balance from 1939 $17.12 

Balance from 1941 $17.12 



$17.12 $17.12 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO -TAXES 1936 

Balance from 1939 $153.62 

Collected in 1940 $ 48.72 

Balance to 1941 104.90 



$153.62 $153.62 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1937 

Balance from 1939 $21 . 54 

Balance to 1941 $21.54 



$21.54 $21.54 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1938 

Balance from 1939 $105 . 74 

Collected in 1940 $105.74 



$105.74 $105.74 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1939 

Balance from 1939 $138.08 

Collected in 1940 $ 48.15 

Balance to 1941 89.93 



$138.08 $138.08 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS PAID IN 
ADVANCE 

Commitments, 1940 $48.90 

Apportioned Sewer Assessments Paid in 

Advance $48 . 90 



$48.90 $48.90 

130 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1940 

Commitment, 1940 SI 83. 30 

Collected in 1940 S 97.73 

Balance to 1941 85.57 



$183.30 $183.30 

UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1940 

Commitment, 1940 $494.38 

Collected in 1940 $ 84.98 

Balance to 1941 409.40 



$494.38 S494.38 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1933 

Balance from 1939 $2.47 

Balance to 1941 S2.47 



$2.47 $2.47 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1934 

Balance from 1939 $14.96 

Balance to 1941 S14.96 



$14.96 S14.96 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1935 

Balance from 1939 $10.64 

Balance to 1941 $10.64 



sin ()l Sio 64 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1936 

Balance from L939 $16 94 

Collected in 1940 S 5 01 

Balance to 1941 1 1 l >3 



SK) <U SK, «)■! 

131 



COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1937 

Balance from 1939 $5.14 

Balance to 1941 $5.14 



$5.14 $5.14 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1938 

Balance from 1939 $32 . 00 

Collected in 1940 $32.00 



$32.00 $32.00 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1939 

Balance from 1939 $31.71 

Collected in 1940 $10.40 

Balance to 1941 21.31 



$31.71 $31.71 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1940 

Commitment, 1940 $38.01 

Collected in 1940 $22.72 

Balance to 1941 15.29 



$38.01 $38.01 

INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS PAID IN 
ADVANCE 

Commitment, 1940 $.42 

Collected in 1940 $.42 





$.42 


$.42 


OVERLAY 1935 






Balance from 1939 


$99.21 




(to be raised in 1940) 






Abatements, 1940 


45.85 




Revenue, 1940 (raised to cover deficit) 




$119.65 


Balance to 1941 (to be raised in 1941) 




25.41 



$145.06 $145.06 
132 



OVERLAY 1936 



Balance from 1939 
Abatements, 1940 
Balance to 1941 



$346.09 



OVERLAY 1937 



Balance from 1939 
Abatements, 1940 
Transferred to Overlay Reserve 
Balance to 1941 



OVERLAY 1938 



OVERLAY 1939 



Balance from 1939 
Abatements, 1940 
Balance to 1941 



Balance from 1939 
Abatements, 1940 
Balance to 1941 



Overlay 1940 
Abatements, 1940 
Balance to 1941 



OVERLAY RESERVE 
Balance from 1939 
Transferred to Reserve Fund 
Transferred from Overlay 1937 

Unexpended Balance Reserve Fund 

Balance to 1941 



OVERLAY 1940 



$112.09 






234 


.00 






$346.09 


$346.09 






$6031 


.51 


$ 613 


79 






3558 


.26 






1859 


.46 






$6031 


51 


$6031 


.51 






$4784.80 


$ 957 


20 






3827 


60 






$4784.80 


$4784.80 






$3750 


56 


$ 859.80 






2890 


76 






$3750.56 


$3750.56 






$12083 


66 


$ 1245 


55 






10838 


11 






$12083.66 

\ Try 


$12083 


66 


VE 




$8492 


76 


$ 7500. 


00 










3558 


26 






7500 


00 


12051. 


02 






$19551, 


02 


$19551. 


02 



133 



DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1939 $ 4831.05 




Charges, Accounts Receivable, in 1940 38774.00 




Refunded 69 . 40 




Collected in 1940 


$38083 . 89 


Abatements 


4.36 


Balance to 1941 


5586.20 


$43674.45 


$43674.45 


WATER RATES 




ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 




Balance from 1939 $ 5955 . 1 1 




Charges, Commitments, 1940 52552.21 




Refund 3.51 




Collected in 1940 


$52245.64 


Abatements 


290.71 


Balance to 1941 


5974.48 


$58510.83 


$58510.83 



WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1939 
Charges, Commitments, 
Collected in 1940 
Abatements 
Balance to 1941 



1940 



$1572.48 




2034.52 






$1814.69 




22.20 




1770.11 



$3607.00 $3607.00 



134 



EXCESS AND DEFICIENCY ACCOUNT 



Balance from 1939 






$159112.54 


Unexpended 1939 Balance 






295.18 


Taxes 1939 (Additional Commitment) 






2.00 


Tax Title Revenue (redemptions) 






208.81 


Grants and Gifts 






1.01 


1938 and 1939 Refunds 






1117.64 


Old Age Assistance Agency Accounts 






50.17 


Revenue 1940 






23930.00 


To Reserve Fund 


$ 7500 


00 




To Revenue (Free Cash to reduce the 








1940 Tax Rate) 


15000 


00 




Tax Title Revenue 


1247 


53 




Balance to 1941 


160969 


82 





$184717.35 $184717.35 



JOHN CORNELL FUND 

Principal Fund 
Andover Savings Bank 
Essex Savings Bank 
Broadway Savings Bank 
City Inst, for Savings, Lowell 
Central Savings Bank, Lowell 

Receipts 
Balance on hand January 1, 1940 
Interest received on bank accounts 





$5000.00 


1000.00 




1000.00 




1000.00 




1000.00 




1000.00 






S 98.75 




100.00 



$198.75 



Expenditure 




Cross Coal Co. 


$43 50 


Andover Coal Co. 


43.40 


Benjamin Jacjucs Coal Co. 


28 25 



$115 15 



Balance on hand January 1, 1941 

135 






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TRUSTEES OF PUNGHARD FREE SCHOOL 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1940 



Rev. ALBERT C. MORRIS 
MYRON E. GUTTERSON 
CHARLES C. KIMBALL 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND 



Rev. DONALD H. SAVAGE 
HENRY G. TYER 
Rev. FREDERICK B. NOSS 
WILLIAM A. TROW 



REPORT OF THE 
TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1940 



PRINCIPAL FUND 

January 1, 1940 

Cash in Banks $ 9822.40 

Real Estate Mortgages 46345 . 18 

Bonds at book value 20832 . 42 







$77000.00 


December 31, 1940 






Cash in Banks 


$12466.27 




Real Estate Mortgages 


43701.31 




Bonds at book value 


20832.42 


$77000.00 






INCOME ACCOUNT 


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January 1, 1940 — Cash on hand 


$4716.04 




Interest and dividends received 


3424.15 


$8140.19 






Expenditures 






M. E. Stevens, Instructor 


$2600.00 




N. C. Hamblin, Principal 


500.00 




E. E. Hammond — Salary 


200.00 




Treasurer's Bond 


25.00 




Safe Deposit box 


11.00 




Goldsmith prizes 


10.00 




Postage 


1.00 




December 31, 1940 — Cash on hand 


4793.19 


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138 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

January 1, 1940 — Cash in savings bank $303.96 
Interest received 6.09 



December 31, 1940— Cash in savings bank $310.05 

DRAPER FUND 

January 1, 1940 — Cash in savings bank $1505.90 
Interest received 29.95 



$1535.85 
Scholarship awarded 30 . 00 



December 31, 1940 — Cash in savings bank $1505.85 

BARNARD FUND 

January 1, 1940 — Cash in savings bank $26.58 

Dividends received 40.00 

Interest received .12 



66 . 70 



Prizes awarded 

First $20 

Second 12 

Third 8 



40.00 



December 31, 1940— Cash in savings bank S26. 70 

CHAPIN FUND 

January 1, 1940 Cash in savings bank $1886.35 
Interest received 38. 18 

Received on note 67 03 



$199] 56 
Scholarship awarded 40 00 



December 31, 1940— Cash in savings bank Sl l >5l 5<> 

139 



RESERVE FUND 

January 1, 1940 — Cash in savings bank $2734.67 
Interest received 53 . 02 



December 31, 1940— Cash in savings bank $2787.69 

HENRY WARREN BARNARD AND 
MABEL PARADISE BARNARD FUND 

January 1, 1940— Cash in savings bank $1000.00 
Interest received 16.73 



December 31, 1940— Cash in savings bank $1016. 73 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Treasurer 



This is to certify that the securities belonging to the Trustees of 
Punchard Free School and the income accruing therefrom have 
been checked and found to be correct. 

The remaining items in the above account are examined by the 
Town Accountant. 

C. C. KIMBALL 
WILLIAM A. TROW 



140 



Town Debt 

DETAIL OF PAYMENT BY YEARS 







Junior High 


Shawsheen 






Sewer 


School 


School 


Totals 


Year 


Rate 4}4% 


2 & iy±% 


4^% 


Av. 2.73% 


1941 


5000. 


22000. 


11000. 


38000. 


1942 


5000. 


22000. 


11000. 


38000. 


1943 


5000. 


21000. 


11000. 


37000. 


1944 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1945 


5000 . 


21000. 




26000. 


1946 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1947 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1948 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1949 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1950 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1951 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1952 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1953 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1954 




4000. 




4000. 


1955 




4000. 


$33000. 


4000. 




$65000. 


$273000. 


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Receipts and payments for the year were as follows 

Balance, January 1, 1940 $ 31935.78 

Receipts 1010543.39 



SI 042479. 17 

Payments 981148.66 

Balance, December 31, 1940 $61330.51 

Included in these figures is $205000., borrowed in anticipation 
of taxes and repaid in the fall. This was S50000. less than last 
year. The discount rate was again the lowest on record, ranging 
from .06% to .10%. 

Disbursements, in accordance with 108 selectmen's warrants 
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15390 — an increase of some 500. 

Summarized statements of the 782 cemetery perpetual care 
funds and 14 other trust funds in the custody of the treasurer, 
amounting to SI 13618.45, will be found elsewhere in the town 
report. 

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I hose redeemed, one was taken through the Land Court and 
turned over to the selectmen. 

As the Retirement Board makes a detailed report, such an 
accounting as has previously been made in this connection has 
been omitted, although all these funds continue to pass through 
this office. 

THAXTER EATON, Treasurer 



1 IT 



Report of Tax Collector 



1933 
Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added -to-Taxes $ 5.22 

Balance of Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 2 . 47 

Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) $ 5.22 

Committed Interest on apportioned 

Sewer Uncollected 2 . 47 



$ 7.69 $ 7.69 
1934 

Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes $24 . 85 

Balance of Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 14 . 96 

Balance of Excise 70.01 

Interest on Excise . 80 

Excise Collected $2.25 

Interest on Excise Collected . 80 

Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 24 . 85 
Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 

Uncollected 14.96 

Excise Uncollected 67 . 76 



$110.62 $110.62 
1935 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1940 $167.90 

Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes 17.12 

Balance of Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 10.64 

Balance of Excise 80 . 70 

Interest on Taxes 7.25 

Interest on Excise 4 . 35 

Costs on Polls 4.90 
Taxes Collected $30.00 
Excise Collected 16 . 88 
Interest on Taxes Collected 7.25 
Interest on Excise Collected 4.35 



Amount Carried Forward $58 . 48 $292 . 86 

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Balance of Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 


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10 


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Costs on Polls 




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Committed Interest Collected on l'n- 








apportioned Sewer 


5.01 






Excise Collected 


35 46 






Interest on Taxes Collected 


262 33 






Interest on Excise Collected 


6. 17 






Interest <>n Sewer ( \>llected 


10 05 






( losts on Polls ( Collected 


is 55 






Taxes Abated : 








Polls 


J on 






Personal 


lit) 09 







Amount Carried Forward S15 ( ><> 17 $2970 17 

149 



Amount Brought Forward $1599.47 


Excise Abated 


502.72 


Taxes Credited: 




Tax Titles taken over by Town 


305 . 39 


Taxes Uncollected 


286.81 


Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 


11.90 


Sewer Uncollected (unapportioned) 


93.00 


Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 




Uncollected 


2.38 


Committed Interest on unapportioned Sewer 




Uncollected 


9.55 


Excise Uncollected 


158.95 



$2970.17 



$2970.17 $2970.17 



1937 



Uncollected Balance, January 1, 


, 1940 




$6945.37 


Balance of Moth 






8.63 


Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes 


21.54 


Balance of Committed Interest 


on apportioned Sewer 


5.14 


Balance of Excise 






1191.17 


Interest on Taxes 






567.36 


Interest on Excise 






8.97 


Costs on Polls 






35.00 


Taxes Collected 




$4195.41 




Moth Collected 




6.59 




Excise Collected 




75.37 




Interest on Taxes Collected 




567.36 




Interest on Excise Collected 




8.97 




Costs on Polls Collected 




35.00 




Taxes Abated : 








Poll 




418.00 




Personal 




195.79 




Excise Abated 




878.09 




Taxes Credited: 








Tax Titles taken over by Town 


276.71 




Taxes Uncollected 




1859.46 




Moth Uncollected 




2.04 





Amount Carried Forward 



$8518.79 $8783.18 



150 



Amount Brought Forward 


$8518.79 


S8783 


.18 


Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 


21.54 






Committed Interest on apportioned 








Sewer Uncollected 


5.14 






Excise Uncollected 


237.71 








S8783.18 


S8783 


.18 


1938 








Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1940 




S32336 


.86 


Balance of Moth 




98 


.77 


Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added- 








to-Taxes 




105 


74 


Balance of Committed Interest on ap 








portioned Sewer 




32 


00 


Balance of Excise 




291 


55 


Interest on Taxes 




1541 


93 


Interest on Sewer 




11. 


55 


Interest on Excise 




5. 


39 


Costs on Polls 




64. 


75 


Taxes Collected 


$23231.21 






Moth Collected 


81.31 






Sewer Collected (apportioned) Added-to- 








Taxes 


105.74 






Committed Interest Collected on ap- 








portioned Sewer 


32.00 






Excise Collected 


77.70 






Interest on Taxes Collected 


1541.93 






Interest on Sewer Collected 


11.55 






Interest on Excise Collected 


5 . 39 






Costs on Polls Collected 


64.75 






Taxes Abated : 








Polls 


354.00 






Personal 


207.55 






Real 


395 55 






Excise Abated 


43 . 1 6 






Taxes ( 'redited: 








Tan Titles taken over l>y Town 


2<)<> 43 






Taxes I Uncollected 


7849.02 







Amount Curried Forward 



151 



S3431M) M) S<W^ - 



Amount Brought Forward 
Moth Uncollected 
Excise Uncollected 



1939 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1940 

Amount Additional Poll 

Amount Additional Excise 

Balance of Moth 

Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added- 
to-Taxes 

Balance of Committed Interest on appor- 
tioned Sewer 

Balance of Excise 

Interest on Taxes 

Interest on Sewer 

Interest on Excise 

Costs on Polls 

Refunds on Excise 

Taxes Collected 

Moth Collected 

Sewer Collected (apportioned) Added-to- 
Taxes 

Committed Interest Collected on ap- 
portioned Sewer 

Excise Collected 

Interest on Taxes Collected 

Interest on Sewer Collected 

Interest on Excise Collected 

Costs on Polls Collected 

Taxes Abated : 
Polls 
Personal 
Real 

Moth Abated 

Excise Abated 



$34300.39 

17.46 

170.69 



$34488.54 



$34488.54 $34488.54 

$114345.66 

2.00 

94.47 

337.98 

138.08 

31.71 

601.39 

2116.42 

2.11 

4.61 

134.75 

38. # 33 

$80017.47 

268.11 

48.15 



10 


.40 


593 


.01 


2116 


.42 


2 


.11 


4. 


61 


134 


.75 


338. 


,00 


253 


.80 


268 


.00 




.78 


129 


.18 



Amount Carried Forward 



$84184.79 $117847.51 



152 



Amount Brought Forward 



$84184.79 SI 17847. 51 



Taxes Credited : 

Tax Titles taken over by Town 
Taxes Uncollected 
Moth Uncollected 
Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 
Committed Interest on apportioned 

Sewer Uncollected 
Excise Uncollected 



1940 

Amount of Warrant 

Amount of December Warrant 

Amount of Moth Warrant 

Amount of Sewer Assessments (appor- 
tioned) Added-to-Taxes 

Amount of Committed Interest on ap- 
portioned Sewer 

Amount of Sewer Assessments (unap- 
portioned) 

Amount of Excise Warrants 

Interest on Taxes 

Interest on Excise 

Refunds on Taxes 

Refunds on Excise 

Costs on Polls 

Taxes Collected $375007 

Moth Collected 822 

Sewer Collected (apportioned) Added- 
to-Taxes 97.73 

Committed Interest Collected on ap- 
portioned Sewer 

Sewer ( Collected I unapportioned 

Excise ( 'ollected 

Interest on Taxes ( 'ollected 

Interest on Excise ( Collected 

( !o6tS On Tolls Collected 



343.50 




33126.89 




69.09 




89 . 93 




21 .31 




12.00 




117847.51 $117847 


.51 


S480043 


.46 


177 


.85 


1017 


.47 



183.30 



38.01 





494.38 




32898.04 




122.30 




5.86 




53.50 




1002.02 




74.55 


34 




32 





22 


:i 


84 


US 


30743 


B8 


122 


30 


5 


86 


71 


55 



Amount Carried Forward 



►981 68 (516110 71 



153 



Amount Brought Forward $406981 . 68 $516110. 74 

Taxes Abated : 

Polls 

Personal 

Real 
Moth Abated 
Excise Abated 
Taxes Credited: 

Tax Titles taken over by Town 
Taxes Uncollected 
Moth Uncollected 
Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 
Sewer Uncollected (unapportioned) 
Committed Interest on apportioned 

Sewer Uncollected 
Excise Uncollected 

$516110.74 $516110.74 



306 


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15 


.00 


924 


.55 


1 


.33 


1979 


.99 


22. 


50 


3999 


.42 


193 


.82 


85 


.57 


409 


.40 


15 


.29 


1176 


.19 



Amount of Apportioned Sewer Paid in 

Advance $48.90 

Amount of Interest on Apportioned 

Sewer — Paid in Advance .42 

Sewer Collected (apportioned) Paid in 

Advance $48.90 

Interest Collected on Apportioned Sewer 

Paid in Advance . 42 



$49.32 $49.32 



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Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our annual 


report : 




Number of assessed polls 3670 






Valuation of personal estate 


$ 1,899,904.00 




Valuation of real estate 


13,856,878.00 


$15,756,782.00 






Tax on polls 


$ 7,340.00 




Tax on personal estate 


56,997.12 




Tax on real estate 


415,706.34 


$480,043.46 






Abatements : 






Poll taxes 




$306.00 


Personal estate 




15.00 


Real estate 




924.55 


Moth work 




.59 


Rate of Taxation on $1000. 




30.00 


Number of assessed 






Horses 


118 




Cows 


630 




Neat cattle 


219 




Swine 


152 




Sheep 


4 




Fowl 


28,322 




All other 


230 




Dwellings 


2,552 




Acres of land 


17,070 




Moth Warrant 




$1,017.47 


Apportioned Sewer 




183.30 


Committed interest 




38.01 


Sewer — North Main Street 




494.38 


MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX 


Number of vehicles assessed 4268 




Assessed valuation 




$1,141,355.00 


Excise 
Abatements 




32,898.04 
1,979.99 


Rate on $1000. 




36.40 


Excise for 1939 in 1940 




94.47 


Vehicles 38 






Valuation $20,620.00 







156 



DEC KM BER ASSESSMENTS 

Number of assessed polls 23 

Valuation of real estate S4395.00 

Tax on polls 46 . 00 

Tax on real estate 131 .85 

HOWELL SHEPARD, Chairman 

J. EVERETT COLLINS * 

ROY E. HARDY 

Board of Assessors 



Municipal Properties and Public Improvements 





Land and 


Equip, and 


Total 




Buildings 


other property 


Town Hall 


$ 95,980 


$ 5,150 


$101,130 


Fire Department 


62,280 


33,964 


96,244 


Police Department 


275 


1,500 


1,775 


Schools 


1,093,115 


51,179 


1,144,294 


Library 


129.650 


39,170 


168,820 


Water Department 


100,638 


587.242 


687 


Sewer Department 


2,500 


419,078 


121,578 


Highway Department 


11,750 


15,507 


2 7.25 7 


Parks and Playgrounds 


56,825 




S6,^2r> 


Tree Warden and Moth Department 




3,600 


3,600 


Infirmary 


44,125 


2,538 


46,663 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


28,000 


1,125 


29,125 


YVeights and Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




500 




Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 


11,810 




11,810 


Punchard School Fund 




77,000 


77,000 


Memorial Hall Investment Funds 




- \000 




Burnhara Road Land 


2,500 




2,500 


Pomps Pond Beach 


2,000 




2.000 


Carmel Woods I .and 


12.300 




12.500 


Indian Ridge Land 


1,000 




1.001) 


Woodland Weal 1 tistrid 


275 




2 75 


Totals 


11,655,023 


$1,320,903 


5,926 



157 



Report of Planning Board 



Various matters concerning Town planning have been con- 
sidered by this Board during the year. We investigated various 
proposed sites for waste disposal and in conjunction with the 
Selectmen we have approved a location, the acquisition of which 
is now in progress. 

The question of automobile parking in the business area is one 
that presents many difficulties. It is hoped that with the coopera- 
tion of other Town officials and the merchants, some betterment 
can be effected during the coming year. 

The Board further conducted a public hearing on a petition to 
extend the business area as defined by the Zoning By-Law north- 
erly along the easterly side of North Main Street. A separate 
report as to the action of this Board on this petition has been 
made to the Town Meeting. 

Plans showing new private developments have been carefully 
considered by this Board from the viewpoint of future benefit 
to the Town. 

Respectfully yours, 
WALTER M. LAMONT, Chairman 
WALTER C. TOMLINSON, Secretary 
EDWARD P. HALL 
SIDNEY P. WHITE 
HERBERT LEWIS 



Final report of Planning Board upon proposed amendment to 
Zoning By-Law as requested by Foster C. Barnard and others 

A public hearing, after due notice given, was held upon the 
proposed amendment at the Town Hall Friday, February 7, 
1941, at 7 P.M., and after said hearing at a meeting of this Board, 
at which a quorum was present and voting, it was 

VOTED : That the Board approves and recommends the adop- 
tion of the article filed by Foster C. Barnard and others which 
would amend the Zoning By-Law by extending northerly the 
business district on the easterly side of North Main Street from 
the present termination thereof, about opposite the southerly 
line of Lewis Street, so as to include in said business district the 

158 



following land with the buildings thereon owned by the Trustees 

under the will of Jacob W. Barnard, to wit: 

A certain tract of land, with the buildings thereon, >itu- 
ated on the easterly side of North Main Street and bounded 
southerly ninety two feet more or less by the present busi- 
ness district; easterly two hundred seventy one- feet more 
or less by an embankment wall at the westerly bound 
of land now or formerly of Henry VY. Barnard, of land 
now or formerly of Daniel and Mary Hart, of land now 
or formerly of one McCarthy, and of land now or formerly 
of one Barrett; northerly seventy feet more or less by 
land now or formerly of one Kydd, and ninety-eight feet 
more or less by land now or formerly of one Crowley; 
westerly two hundred ninety nine feet more or less by 
North Main Street. 

The Board reports therefore that it has considered all factors 
pertaining to such proposed change and approves and recom- 
mends the adoption of said article. 

Planning Board 

By WALTER M. LAMONT, Chairman 

Final report of the Planning Board upon proposed amendment to 
the Zoning By-Law as presented by the Planning Board 

A public hearing, after due notice given, was held upon a pro- 
posed amendment to the Zoning By-Law at the Town Hall, Fri- 
day, February 28, 1941, at 7 P.M., and after said hearing at a 
meeting of this Board, at which a quorum was present and voting, 
it was 

V()TFI):That the Board recommends the adoption of tin- arti- 
cle tiled by the Planning Board which would amend the Zoning 
By-Law Section XII paragraph 4 to read: "Permit conversion of 
a one-family or a two-family house existing at tin- time thi- By- 
Law is adopted into a two-family or apartment house." 

The Board reports therefore that it has Considered all factors 

pertaining to Mich proposed change and rcommends adoption 

of this article 

Planning Board 
By WALTER M. I \M<)\ r. Chairman 

15') 



Board of Appeals Report 

To the Board of Selectmen: 

The Board of Appeals under the Zoning By-Law of the Town 
of Andover has the following members: James S. Eastham, Chair- 
man, term expiring May 1, 1943; Roy E. Hardy, Secretary, term 
expiring May 1, 1941; Walter M. Lamont, term expiring May 1, 
1942. 

Pursuant to the amendment to the Zoning By-Law adopted by 
the 1940 Town Meeting, the selectmen have appointed the follow- 
ing associate members of the Board of Appeals, Edward P. Hall 
and Walter C. Tomlinson. Mr. Hall sat at one hearing of the 
Board as such an associate member. 

During the year 1940, the fifth year of the Zoning Law, the 
Board heard and decided fourteen cases as follows: 

Petition of William V. Emmons, decided on February 
24, 1940, for a permit to convert a single family house 
at 121 Main Street into a four apartment house. Granted 

Petition of M and W. Auto Sales, decided on February 
24, 1940, to permit the operaton and maintenance of sales 
rooms for motor vehicles in the rear of the Musgrove 
Building on Post Office Avenue. Granted 

Petition of Jerome W. Cross, decided on March 11, 
1940, for a permit to convert his residence at 53 School 
Street into an eight apartment house. Granted 

Petition of Robert B. Hatton, decided on April 22, 1940, 
for a permit to build a single family residence on a narrow 
lot on Stratford Road, ten feet from the south side lot line 
and twelve and one-half feet from the north side lot line. 
Granted 

Petition of Edward C. Emslie, decided on May 23, 1940, 
for a permit to convert a one-family house at 58 High 
Street into a three apartment house. Granted 

Petition of Jerome W. Cross and Herman H. Petzold, 
decided on July 15, 1940, for permission to make a slight 
change in the location of the boundary line between two 
lots on School Street. Granted 

Petition of Susan Keery, decided on August 22, 1940, 
for a permit to convert a one-family house at 49 Elm Street 
into a three apartment house. Granted 

160 



Petition of Evelyn R. Marr, decided on August 22, 1940. 
for a permit to convert a residence at 11 Locke Street into 
a four apartment house. Granted 

Petition of James D. Dailey, decided on August 23, 
1940, for a permit to add a lubritorium to his gasoline 
filling station at the corner of Salem Street and (he by- 
pass which was existing at the time the zoning by-law 
was adopted. Granted 

Petition of the Lucy Hayward Shaw Estate, decided on 
September 17, 1940, for a permit to erect and maintain 
a gasoline filling station at 85 Main Street and for a vari- 
ance to permit the erection and maintenance of three 
apartment houses on said property. Denied 

Petition of Herbert P. Onasch, et al, decided on Sep- 
tember 30, 1940, for a permit to erect and maintain a 
gasoline filling station at 30 North Main Street. Denied 

Petition of Robert J. Jordan, decided on October 15, 
1940, for a permit to build a single family residence on a 
narrow lot at 9 Stratford Road, twelve feet from either 
side lot line. Granted 

Petition of Curtis J. Davideit and Ethel J. Davideit, 
decided on November 5, 1940, for a permit to erect a single 
family residence on a lot unusual in shape and topography 
on the easterly side of South Main Street near the by- 
pass. Granted 

Petition of William Simeone, decided on November 25. 
1940, for a permit to erect a single family residence en a 
narrow lot at No. 19 Stratford Road, twelve feel from 
either side lot line. Granted 

It will be noted that only one of the above cases was under the 
extraordinary proceeding provided by statute for a variance or 
amendment of the Zoning By-Law in it> application to a particu- 
lar situation. All of the other petitions sought the exercise of the 
Board's discretion under the pn>\ isions of the Zoning liy-l.nw . 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES S, l \STll AM. Chairman 
ROY 1.. 11 \kl>\ . v, reiary 
WALTER M. LAMON l 
January 16, 1941 

161 



Report of Playground Committee 



The committee of supervised play covering activities in Ando- 
ver's playgrounds at Central, Shawsheen and Ballardvale here- 
with submit its report; 

The registration at the three playgrounds was 1868 while the 
total attendance records show that 29,197 for a period of eight 
weeks brought an average daily attendance of approximately 
730 children. 

The personnel, headed by general supervisor, Miss Margaret 
Davis, was practically the same as the previous year with nine 
old instructors and one cadet instructor. 

The routine of tournaments covered generally the prescribed 
course of former years with many special contests. Every week 
on each playground there was one special program night such as 
Prof. Quiz, Doll, Pet, Puppet Shows, Field Day, etc. The usual 
trips to Canobie Lake and Berry's Pond were enjoyed. The com- 
mittee expresses its appreciation at this time to the Pomp's 
Pond Committee for sending life guards to the outing at Berry's 
Pond to safeguard the youngsters. 

Groups of interested parents in different sections of the town 
again made the carnivals on the playgrounds successful and their 
cooperation is deeply appreciated as it is only through funds 
raised in this manner that various pieces of apparatus may be 
purchased. 

The committee expresses thanks to the voters for the $500.00 
appropriated for rest rooms at the Ballardvale playground. The 
building has proven a decided benefit, not only to the beautifying 
of the grounds but in filling a most needed sanitary requirement. 

It is a pleasure to again report that genuine cooperation and 
willing spirit shown through-out the season by our supervisor 
and her co-workers have had no small part in making the season 
a most successful and enjoyable one for all. 

Respectfully submitted, 

STAFFORD A. LINDSAY, Chairman 



162 



Report of Selective Service Board 



LOCAL BOARD NO. 3... Town Hall, Andover, Mass. 
Representing Andover, Boxford and North Andover 

On registration day, October 16, 1940, all men between the 
ages of 21 and 36 were recorded, 1182 from Andover, 851 from 
North Andover and 72 from Boxford — a total of 2105 — later 
increased by additions and transfers to 2186. 

Our District number three, as its share of the first 800,000 to 
be called by June 1941, must furnish approximately 89 men in 
addition to the 179 men from this district already serving in the 
various branches of the armed forces. Since registration day ap- 
proximately 24 men have enlisted of their own accord, and in- 
cluding the fourth draft call of February 18th, the selective 
service has sent 35 men, eleven of whom were volunteers. This 
leaves about thirty more that will be required to make up our 
quota of 89 men. 

The Board classifies its men in accordance with their order 
number and by February 18th will have classified between 600 
and 700 men, which may perhaps be enough to fill its quota of 89. 

All men sent are from Class 1A, who have been judged available 
and have passed the physical examination. 

The Board takes this opportunity to thank the Town of Ando- 
ver for its patriotic generosity in providing a comfortable and 
attractive orifice in the second story of the Andover Town Hall. 
There all the citizens of Andover, Boxford and North Andover 
will be welcome and may obtain BUCh information and help as 19 

at our disposal. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL F. ROCKWELL, Chairman 



163 



Report of Recreational Activities 
Committee 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

Last year you voted to appropriate $250 to maintain skating 
areas during the cold weather under the direction of the Commit- 
tee for Coordinated Recreation. After careful deliberation the 
Committee decided to confine its activities to an artificial area on 
the Paddle Tennis Court. This location was selected because it is 
small and easily controlled and because the appropriation was in- 
adequate to allow for snow removal on the ponds. 

The Tennis Court was inclosed with a board retaining wall and 
was well banked with soil. Flooding was done only after the frost 
had reached a depth of fifteen inches and when the temperature 
was below twenty degrees. Naturally we were dependent upon the 
weather. Frequent rains and warm days have prevented continu- 
ous skating but the Committee is satisfied with the results. 

The Committee sincerely believes that the Town of Andover 
wants skating facilities for the young people. 

The Committee believes that an appropriation of, at least $800 
is needed to give satisfactory results. An artificial area could be 
maintained and ponds could be scraped after snow storms. 

The Committee believes that the Board of Public Works is the 
only agency equipped to supervise this project. 

Therefore this Committee recommends that the town appropri- 
ate the sum of $800 and authorize the Board of Public Works to 
supervise and maintain skating areas in cold weather and that 
this be a permanent part of the regular budget under Parks and 
Playgrounds. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BLANCHE B. WALEN, 

Chairman 



164 



Board of Retirement Report 



To the Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

The Town of Andover Board of Retirement herewith submit 
the following report for the year 1940: 



Balance, Jan. 1, 1940: 

Receipts, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1940: 

Deductions, Group I $5700.71 

Deductions, Group II 2167.69 

Interest, 1940, on bonds 
Interest, 1940, Savings Banks 
Appropriation, 1940 
Redemption of Bonds 
Transfer of deductions from 
other city 



Total Receipts : 
Expenditures, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1940: 
Pension Payments: 



S 3569.10 



$ 7868.40 




1439.50 




64.83 




12044.00 




4259.50 




576.66 






26252.89 






$29821 .99 



( '.roup I 
( '.roup II 

Investments 


$6073.77 

107 1 


$ 7147 
20767 


.65 
.30 




( Office Expenses: 
Salary, ( 'Ink, Mary 

1 toosigiaii 
Stationery, Postage and 


$350.00 








Printing 


107.50 




50 






1. 1<)!i>: 




Total Expenditures: 






(72 L5 


Balance, 1 teceml iej 3 


s\ 149 5 1 



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A schedule of membership for the year 1940 follows: 
January 1, 1940: Active Members 98 

Enrolled during 1940 9 

— 107 
Retirements during 1940 1 

Total Active Members, December 31, 1940 106 

January 1, 1940: Pensioners 10 

Retirements during 1940 1 

— 11 
Deaths of Pensioners 2 

Total Pensioners, December 31, 1940 9 

Total Membership, December 31, 1940, including 

Beneficiaries 115 

The cost of the securities held as of December 31, 1940 was 
$47297.50 and the market value as of the same date was 
$48257.50. 

The amortized or investment value of the securities as set up 
by true actuarial practices was $45178.61. 

The average yield to maturity on the securities held as of 
December 31, 1940 was 4.02%. Under the Act the members of 
the System are entitled to 3% interest on their deposits. 

The securities were bought after due deliberation and each 
investment was considered carefully. 

$13200.00 is the amount required to add to the fund by town 
appropriation for the year 1941. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY COLLINS, Chairman 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Secretary 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

Board of Retirement 



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Board of Public Welfare 



The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report for 
the year 1940: 

Although business conditions were much improved during the 
year 1940, there was a great deal of hospitalization, which kept our 
welfare expenses on a level with the previous year. 

Old Age Assistance has remained at practically the same figure 
for 1940 as for 1939, but a slight increase is expected during the 
year to come. On January 1, 1940, there were 177 cases receiving 
Old Age Assistance and the year ended with 170 cases — the aver- 
age for the year being 175. We received 52 applications for assi-t - 
ance, of w r hich 33 were approved and 19 rejected. Forty of our 
cases were closed by death or other reasons, and we ended tin- 
year with 95 women and 75 men on the Old Age Assistance rolls. 

The amount of aid to veterans under Soldiers' Relief showed 
an upward trend, and will probably continue to rise as our veter- 
ans grow older. We have aided 21 veterans and their families 
during the year at a cost of $4211.1 1. 

Each year there has been an increase in Aid to Dependent 
Children, 18 families or a total of 50 children having been aided 
during the year 1940. 

Twenty boys from needy families have been sent to C.C.C. 
camps this year. 

The W.P.A. Sewing Project is still in operation at the Town 
House and a new project has just been drawn up for it s continua- 
tion. 

At the present time there are about 75 persons actively engaged 
in W.P.A. work within the town. 

During 1940. the value of commodities distributed in Andover 

Was $1 1 .548.77. In addition to this allotment of food, there WBS a 

distribution of clothing, sheets and blankets having a value of 

$5,926.40. The combined value of both food and clothing for I he 

war 1940 was $17,475.17. 

The following W.P.A. projects were in progress during the j ear, 
under the super\ ision of < ieorge R. Abbott, Moth Superintendent, 

and were for Moth and [nsecl Control. 

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The duration of the project was from January 2nd to May 7th 
and employed an average of nineteen men. 

The work was done in woodlands, one hundred to two hundred 
feet from the town roadways and included the following ways : 

Off Andover Street, Dascomb Road, Osgood Street, Blanchard 
Street, Bellevue Road, Brown Street, Lovejoy Road, Greenwood 
Road, High Plain Road, Beacon Street, North Street, Chandler 
Road, Brundrett Avenue, River Road, Haggetts Pond Road, 
Woodhill Road, Bailey Road, Pleasant Street, Rocky Hill Road. 

Under the supervision of the Board of Public Works, the follow- 
ing W.P.A. projects w T ere undertaken: 



Work Project 
No. Location 


Ave. No. of 
Description Men Employed 


17812 

*16600 

f20966 

{21408 

21708 


Farm to 

Town 

Town 

Town 

Town 


Market 


Gravelling and Widening 40 
Cutting Back corners 50 
W r ater Main Installation 45 
Sewer Installation 30 
Engineering Survey 6 


*Fluctuates 
f Completed 
ISuspended 









We wish at this time to thank all organizations and private 
citizens, who have cooperated with our board, especially at 
Thanksgiving and during the Christmas season, to bring cheer to 
needy families. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HOWELL F. SHEPARD, Chairman 
J. EVERETT COLLINS 
ROY E. HARDY 

Board of Public Welfare 
ARTHUR W. COLE, Agent 



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ANDOVER TOWN INFIRMARY 

Number of inmates January 1, 1940 10 

Number admitted during the year 5 

Number discharged 4 

Number of deaths 1 

Number between one and ten years of age 

Number between ten and twenty years of age 

Number between twenty and thirty years of age 2 

Number between thirty and forty years of age 1 

Number between forty and fifty years of age 1 

Number between fifty and sixty years of age 1 

Number between sixty and seventy years of age 3 

Number between seventy and eighty years of age 5 

Number between eighty and ninety years of age 2 

Number of inmates January 1, 1941 10 

The Town Infirmary has carried on the work of caring for our 
townspeople who are in need of a home, as usual, there having 
been fifteen provided for during 1940. 

One of the rooms from the convalescent home has been added 
to the infirmary section for use of a lady who needs constant 
nursing care. 

The other three rooms of the Convalescent Home are occupied 
and have been enjoyed by patients and doctors alike. 

The sum of seventeen hundred and seventy-eight (SI 7 78.00) 
dollars has been turned over to the town from these three rooms 
as well as four hundred and ten ($410.00) dollars from infirmary 
patients who are able to pay. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BERTHA W. THORNTON, Matron 



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Fire Department 

January 1, 1941 
To the Board of Selectmen, 
Town of Andover 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the Fire Department from 
January 1, 1940 to January 1, 1941. 

During this time the department has answered 95 bell, 104 
still and 3 false alarms. 

Value of buildings where fires have occurred $74,850.00; loss on 
same $15,830.00 mostly covered by insurance. 

We have laid 6450 feet iy 2 inch, 1400 feet \y 2 inch and 4550 
feet 1 inch hose. 

The equipment consists of one pump, hose and chemical, year 
1914, one pump, hose, and booster, year 1928, one pump, hose 
and booster, year 1937, one ladder truck, year 1923, one forest 
fire truck, year 1923, one forest fire truck, year 1940, one ambu- 
lance year, 1926, one ambulance, year 1937. 

We have 7500 feet 2^2 inch, 2700 feet \y 2 inch and 4050 feet 
inch hose. 

During this time the ambulance has answered 489 calls to take 
sick or injured persons to hospitals or homes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES F. EMERSON, Chief Fire Department 



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Police Department 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 
( rENTLEMEN : 

I herewith submit the report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1940. 

Miscellaneous complaints received and investigated 345 

Ambulance calls covered by Police 6 

Summons served for out of town Police 27 

Automobiles stolen in Andover 6 

Automobiles recovered in Andover 4 

Automobiles recovered out of town 1 

Automobiles reported stolen by out of town police 15 

Bicycles stolen 7 

Bicycles recovered 10 

Breaks in camps and dwellings 19 

Doors found open and secured 24 

Lost children returned to parents 2 

Dogs killed by automobiles 22 

Live wires down and guarded 3 

Streets lights reported out 242 

Fires covered by Police 27 

Dogs lost and returned to owners 32 

Persons notified for out of town Police 5 

Suicides reported and investigated 1 

Cattle lost and returned to owners 6 

Dead bodies eared for by Police 1 

Lights i > 1 1 1 in dangerous places 4 

False alarm of fire 2 

Tramps put up for the night () 

Runaway boys returned to parents 2 

Dwelling houses inspected while owners awaj 15 

Persons bit ten by dogs I 

1 [ens Btolen 1 6 

Animal inspector and Board of Health notified regarding 

dog bites \ 

Articles found and returned to owners 1 1 

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Ducks killed by dogs 


6 


Stolen property reported valued at 


$3,013.95 


Stolen property recovered valued at 


$1,422.50 


Number of arrests 


212 


Manslaughter 




Assault 


6 


Breaking and entering 


9 


Larceny 


2 


Operating motor vehicle to endanger life 


22 


Larceny of automobiles 


3 


Delinquency 


8 


Operating motor vehicle while intoxicated 


29 


Drunkenness 


63 


Motor vehicle law violation (minor) 


48 


Neglect of family (non support) 


5 


Vagrants 


3 


Receiving stolen property 


1 


Default warrant 


1 


Non payment of wages 


1 


Burning without a permit 


2 


Unlicensed dogs 


2 


Exposing person 


1 


Concealing leased property 


1 


Evading train fares 


3 


Peddling without a license 


1 


Running away from training school 


1 


Insane 


1 


Sentenced to Bridgewater 




Committed to County Jail 


16 


Committed to State Hospital for insane 


1 


Held for Grand Jury 


2 


Released by probation officer 


52 


Placed on probation 


15 


Dismissed 


3 


Suspended sentences to House of Correction 


4 


Appealed to Superior Court 


13 


Placed on file 


7 


Fines paid in District Court 


$3,025.00 


Fines paid in Superior Court 


$320.00 


Not guilty Superior Court 


2 



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Appealed to Superior Court 13 

Suspended Sentence 4 

Sentenced to Concord 1 

Police Department Equipment 

1 1939 Plymouth Sedan 

1 1940 Plymouth Sedan 
3 Police Radios 

2 Bullet Proof Vests 

1 Camera 

2 Gas Guns 
2 Gas Clubs 
12 Gas Shells 
14 Revolvers 

2 22-Cal. Target Pistols 

2 Riot Guns 
12 Riot Clubs 

3 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles 

Safety Signs Installed on the Following Streets 
2 signs installed on Dascomb Road 

4 signs installed on Lowell Street 

1 sign installed on Andover Street 

2 signs installed on Jenkins Road 

1 sign installed on Shawsheen Road 

2 signs installed on Main Street 
1 sign installed on Essex Street 
8 signs repaired and reset 

2,305 feet of crosswalks and safety traffic lines painted. 

The year of 1940 has showed an improvement in the number 
of accidents that has occurred in Andover over \ (1 >MK We had 
two fatal accidents, and 106 property damage, and minor in- 
juries. 

The reason for this, I believe, is the way the motorcycle officers 
have patrolled the roads, booking all operators that were travel- 
ing at a dangerous Bpeed. 

436 cards were Bent into the registrar of motor vehicl< 
Boston for action l>v him. Some persons received warnings, others 
received suspension of their licenses. All this has \\a(\ its effect 
in making tin- town Bafer t<» live in. 

At this time I would like to bring to tin- attention of the b 

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the need of more light at night, in both the Shawsheen and Ando- 
ver Squares. Both these squares are poorly lighted and we have 
nearly had several accidents due to this poor lighting condition. 
I recommend that some new lights be added in both squares 
for safety sake, both the the pedestrians and motorists. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE A. DANE, Chief 



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Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent 

To the Board of Health: 

A> Board of Health Nurse and Agent it is again my pleasure to 
submit the following annual report to the Board of Health and 
townspeople of Andover. 





10!/} 


1939 


1938 


Septic Sore Throat 
Dog Bite 
Tuberculosis 


1 

50 

7 




49 

3 




58 

3 


Scarlet Fever 
Chicken Pox 
Whooping Cough 
Diphtheria 
Measles 


9 

15 
81 

1 
52 


15 

47 

39 

1 

306 


60 

28 

4 



6 


Mumps 

Antei'io Poliomyelitis 

Epidemic Cerebro Spinal Meningitis 
( Gonorrhea 


51 


2 


45 


7 


22 



10 


Syphilis 
Cerman Measles 


10 

2 


14 

1 


1 
1 


Lobar Pneumonia 


3 


2 


! 


1 )\ sentery Bacillary 
Fndulant Fever 


1 
o 




1 


o 



Typhoid Fever 

Forms of Eye Infections Reportable 












1 



285 55<) l<r 

I >l \ I ll> IRON! ( "<>\ I U.IOl - 1 )1M \-l - 



Scarlet Fever 

I diphtheria 

Measles 

1 .nbar Pneumonia 

Tuberculosis 



1940 


1939 


193& 














1 


t) 











2 


1 


1 


2 


2 






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Again Andover is fortunate in connection with Diphtheria cases 
and it would seem that Andover is being benefited by the work in 
past years by the Board of Health along lines of prevention. 

In accordance with the National Defense Program under the 
Selective Service Act, many men, including volunteers, draftees, 
and National Guardsmen are entering the service of their country 
for one year. X-rays, among other things, are being taken of the 
lungs of these men. It is expected that the Board of Health will be 
informed of all those rejected and sent home because of Tubercu- 
losis and the Health Board will take all necessary precautions and 
pains to contact, examine and supervise such reported cases. 

Along this line may I say that a reclassification of reported 
Tuberculosis cases was held this year, with the following results. 
Reported cases listed were 69. The number of cases removed was 
28. The number of cases to be reclassified was 41. The number at 
Sanatoria or other Hospitals was 7. The number of local X-rays 
available for review was 34. The number on the active list was 19; 
the inactive list, 14; and under contact observation, 1. On the 
strength of this record the State Department of Health deemed it 
unnecessary to hold a clinic in Andover for reported cases of 
Tuberculosis during the past year. The members of the Board of 
Health were gratified to receive this information in a letter which 
thanked them for their cooperation after this checkup by the 
State Board of Health. 

It is mandatory that all dogs known to have bitten persons 
shall be quarantined for a period of at least fourteen days for 
observation. It is incumbent upon all persons as well as physicians 
to report cases of dog-bite to the Board of Health no matter how 
slight the lesion may be. Do not allow any dog to be disposed of 
until it has been under observation by the proper authorities for 
at least fourteen days. Fifty cases of dog bite were reported to the 
Board of Health this year. As a dog clinic was held at which many 
dogs were inoculated with Anti-Rabic Vaccine, there was much 
less cause to worry when it was reported that a dog had bitten a 
person. The Board of Health is now considering the advisability 
of holding another such clinic during this coming year. So, again 
I repeat, please follow instructions on dog-bite cases to assist your 
fellow townspeople as well as your Board of Health. 

Measles was a common disease that was prevalent last year 
throughout the State and Andover did not escape it. Over a course 

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of experience in past years your Board of Health realizes that 
Measles will return at more or less regular and frequent intervals 
and that is why all cases must be properly isolated in an effort to 
prevent the spread of this disease. Measles may be a very serious 
disease in the case of young children and mothers who have chil- 
dren sick with the Measles should see to it that their children have 
the best of medical and nursing care. I am happy to report that 
there were no deaths from Measles in Andover during the past 
year although there were several cases where there were severe 
complications. 

Andover, like many other communities throughout the State 
and Nation, was the victim of a swiftly descending Influenza 
epidemic. It came very suddenly and seems to be going out in 
quick manner also. The majority of the cases ran a temperature of 
from 101 to 102 degrees for about forty-eight to seventy-two 
hours. If the patient rested in bed for another like period of hours, 
he suffered no ill effects in most cases. No deaths have resulted 
from Influenza directly, up to the writing of this report. 

Andover has had very few cases of Bacillary Dysentery for the 
past number of years, but there was one case reported this year. 
In compiling the history of this case, it was found that the patient 
had been brought here for treatment and that no more cases 
originated from this one. 

Although many cases of Whooping Cough were reported, most 
cases were mild in form. The public seems to be coming aware of 
the fact that medical science can do much to relieve the intensity 
ot this disease, although the spasmodic period of coughing is not 
lowered to any great extent. 

Again I call attention to the law relating to Wood Alcohol or 
any substance containing such alcohol. Such liquid must be 

properly labelled; there must be a license granted to sell and the 

license fees must be paid promptly upon expiration date. 

The Board of Health is prepared to rigidly enforce all laws, 
rules and regulations pertaining to the health of Andover. With 

the continued cooperation of the townspeople, Andover will be 

able to maintain its high Btandard of health. 

All communicable diseases must be reported by Physicians, 
Parents or < ruardians. 

Respect Fully Bubmil ted, 

I < >i r\ M. JOHNS >v R.N, 

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Milk Inspector's Report 



To the Andover Board of Health: 

As Inspector of Milk I hereby submit my annual report for 
year 1940: 

After inspection of all premises and dairy plants following 
licenses were granted : 

Milk and Cream (dealers, house-to-house, wholesalers) 24 

Milk and Cream (retailers, stores, hotels and others) 42 

Oleomargarine 5 
Maintaining establishment for pasteurization of milk and 

cream 6 

Wholesale Ice Cream Manufacturer 1 

Retail Ice Cream Manufacturer 5 

This resulted in a revenue of $143.50 to the town. 

While in process of distribution in distributor vehicles, chain 

stores, and other establishments, following samples were taken 
and analyzed : 

Milk samples (stores) 51 

Cream samples (stores) 28 

Milk samples (dealers) 69 

Cream samples (dealers) 17 

Ice Cream Mix samples 12 

Ice Cream samples 26 

From above samples 5 milk, 9 cream and 1 ice cream sample 
were below standard in butterfat but on second sample within a 
week were up to standard. 

214 bottles and 21 cans were condemned and destroyed. 

One license was held up and then granted conditionally. 

One local distributor was warned to cap bottles as required by 
state and town regulations after being detected capping bottles 
by hand. 

In addition to inspection of premises granted licenses, there 
were 79 pasteurization plant and 33 dairy farm inspections, also 
29 ice cream cabinets were examined and inspected at unexpected 

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intervals. Many conditions were found requiring correction which 
were promptly carried out by those responsible. 20 inspections 
were made of establishments holding licenses to manufacture 
ice cream, at frequent intervals. 

Eight distributors were warned during the year to have vehi- 
cles properly marked and identified as required by law; all co- 
operated promptly. 

As usual summer months brought forth many complaints re- 
garding milk and cream being off flavor. Many were corrected 
by co-operation between dealer and consumer by having milk 
left in a shady spot away from direct sunlight, and by consumer 
removing dairy products to cooler or ice as soon as possible. It 
is gratifying to report that all distributors with exception of one 
and that 5 of Andover's six pasteurization plants are equipped 
with automatic mechanical refrigeration, insuring all dairy pro- 
ducts being kept at uniform temperature until delivery to con- 
sumer. Keeping dairy products under mechanical refrigeration 
has been a fine factor as these complaints are growing less each 
year. 

Construction of a modern cheese plant was undertaken in town 
during latter part of 1940 and will be in operation during early 
months of 1941. 

A new test for pasteurized milk known as "phos-phase" test is 
one of finest tests ever developed for testing quality of past- 
eurized milk, since in a minimum of time and very low cost one is 
able to determine at plant whether or not any fresh milk has been 
mixed with pasteurized, if milk was properly pasteurized, and it 
any old pasteurized milk was repasteurized with a fresh batch. A 
positive reaction will result in milk and cream being rejected at 
any plant from delivery. It is planned to perform this tot in all 
plants dining 1 ( )41 from time to time. 

Many requests have been made for figures <>n amount of milk 

sold iu Andover to it> consumers. This figure varies considerably 

from time to time since there are tWO large pt ep.u.tt. u \ BChools in 
town .md also due to two large proce»ing plants which pixx 

and sell nearly 41,000 quarts daily with onl) V", sold in Andover. 
Cream is not included which amounts t<> nearly 600 quarts daily. 
From figures determined last June at time <>t renewing licenses, 
and excluding th.it consumed by two preparatory Bchools, about 



4050 quarts milk daily and 65 quarts cream are distributed 
among Andover's population. 

In conclusion all milk, cream, and oleomargarine licenses ex- 
pire on first day of June 1941, and must be renewed on or before 
that date. Before any sale of milk and cream is made premises 
must be inspected and licenses issued for which a fee of fifty 
cents is charged. This applies to all hotels, restaurants, stores and 
any other person selling milk and cream in any form. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALFRED C. STACEY, Inspector of Milk 



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Report of Town Physician 

February 10, 1941 
Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I, herewith, submit the annual report of cases seen and treated 
by the undersigned, in the capacity of Town Physician, for tin- 
year ending December thirty-first, nineteen hundred forty. 

House Calls 285 

Office Calls 209 

Maternity 1 

Investigations 1 

Respectfully yours, 

JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M.I). 



Report of Animal Inspector 



Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report for the year ending December 31 

1940: 



Number of Cattle Inspected 






801 


Number of Sheep Inspected 






6 


Number of < '.oats Inspected 






3 


Number of Swine Inspected 






165 


Number of Barns Inspected 






M 


Number of Interstate Cattle Identified 


and Re 


leased 


57 


Number of 1 togs Quarantined 






71 


Number of 1 togs Affected with Rabies 









Respectfully submitted, 








SIDNE 


:y p. 


\\ HI 11 






Animal I 


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Report of Building Inspector 



December 31, 1940 
Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit my report as Building Inspector from Janu- 
ary 1, 1940 to December 1, 1940: 

Dwellings (new) 70 

Garages (new) 16 

Additions and Alterations 56 

Poultry Houses 6 

Workshop 

Barn 

Radio Tower 

Store 

Storage Sheds 

Ice House 

Filling Station 

Boat House 

Play House 

Camp 

161 

Dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms above 
the second floor were inspected to see that they complied with 
the law relative to safety appliances and a report of each in- 
spection was sent to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The estimated cost of new construction in the Town of Andover 
during the past year is $403,223.00, and of additions and altera- 
tions is $77,413.00, thus making a total estimated cost of $480,- 
636.00. 

Fees for building permits, amounting to two hundred dollars 
($200.00), were collected by me and turned over to the Town 
Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN J. DRISCOLL, Building Inspector 

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Report of Tree Warden 

January 1, 1941 
To the Citizens of Andover: 

During the past year the tree department has continued its 
work of pruning trees, strengthening weakened and cracked 
branches and split crotches caused by the hurricane of 1938. A 
small amount of cavity work was done and scars repaired, h is 
impossible to find and strengthen all these weakened branches in 
time to save them, and several fell during the year, two blocking 
the highway until cleaned up by this department. Fortunately 
no one was passing at the moment the branches crashed to the 
ground. 

Again I call your attention to the need for additional experi- 
enced tree workers, and funds to hasten repair and feeding weak- 
ened trees. Every year of delay in the care of these trees means 
added cost of repair work and the loss of many good trees. The 
average amount spent for labor in the tree department is $3300 or 
enough to employ but two experienced men for a year. Twenty- 
five percent of this amount is spent on brush cutting on the road- 
sides, thus reducing the time of work spent on trees. 

Leading tree authorities and tree research laboratories of New 
England find in their work many hidden injuries developing in 
storm damaged trees. Wood rot fungus is starting in main 
strained and cracked branches and scars on trees. 

Many trees show root weakness and the need for feeding for 
root development. Pruning and repair work aid in storm proofing 
trees. Fungus diseases, borers and bark beetles increase greatly 
in dead and broken branches and weak trees. The European bark 
beetles are present in eastern Massachusetts and increase greatl} 
in dead and weakened trees. These beetles are known carriers of 
the Dutch Elm Disease. Fortunately no disease is known to exist 
here but all dead and broken elm trees need to be removed, to 
destroy the feeding places of these beetles and thereby reduce 
their number as far as possible. 

The tree warden placed an article in the annual town warrant 

last March for an appropriation of >i\ hundred dollars for new 
trees, loam and fertilizer. This article did not pass but fortunately 
for the town, the .\nd<>\er Village Improvement Society proi ided 
the town with forty-five Norway maple tree-, which were planted 

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on Stratford road and on Shawsheen Heights while George Cairns 
furnished all the loam for the trees in the latter location. The tree 
warden was able to set out thirty-two trees, only by using money 
from the labor item of his budget. This was accomplished by one 
man being off the payroll a short time doing inspection work with 
the New England Forestry Company. 

Again I call your attention to the need for several hundred new 
shade trees on new streets and to replace trees that were des- 
troyed by the hurricane. 

The Shawsheen Village Woman's Club furnished the town 
with a Norway spruce tree to help beautify the town and to be 
used for lighting during the Christmas season. The tree warden 
cooperated with the club by planting the tree for them in the 
William M. Wood Memorial Park. 

During the winter and spring months of 1940 electric line 
clearing in the trees was carried out over a large part of the town 
by the Lawrence Gas and Electric Co. This work was done in a 
very capable manner by men from the New England Forestry 
Company, under the supervision of James Buss of this tree de- 
partment. 

Several miles of brush were cut on the roadsides and at danger- 
ous corners and intersections this past summer with some assist- 
ance from the men sent from the welfare department. About the 
first of October these men obtained other employment and dur- 
ing the fall it was necessary to stop work on the trees and place 
the regular men of the tree department clearing brush, which had 
grown unusually fast during last summer and hung out a foot or 
more into .the highways. It would now be possible to cut the light 
brush on many miles of roadside with a power mower, twice a 
year if necessary and save time and expense as well as annoyance. 
In many places this would make travel much safer on narrow 
winding roads as it is a very long job when done by hand clippers 
or brush hooks. 

I recommend that the town purchase a power mower to cut 
light brush next to the traveled way on country roadsides. 

For the tree warden's department I recommend that $5,000. 
be appropriated in 1941. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE R. ABBOTT, Tree Warden 

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Report of Moth Superintendent 

January 1, 1941 
Board of Selectmen, Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen: 

From all indications there will be serious trouble in 1941 
caused by two insects. 1. The Gypsy Moth. 2. The Elm Leaf 
Beetle. The town and every owner of trees should be prepared to 
check and control these insects by creosoting gypsy moth egg 
clusters and by spraying at the proper time for each insect. 

Last summer the gypsy moth caterpillars caused heavy strip- 
ping of the woodlands in sections of West Andover, at Foster's 
Pond, in the vicinity of South Main street and the By Pass and 
off Jenkins road. 

Because of infestation of the woodlands in the past few years 
there has been a gradual build up of gypsy moth colonies causing 
a more general infestation of the whole town. 

Because of lack of funds only a small amount of creosoting 
could be done this fall, which has left a great amount of work to 
be carried out this winter. Several sprays will be necessary in 
1941, to prevent stripping of our roadside trees. 

In 1940 a crew of W.P.A. men under project No. 18446 creo- 
soted gypsy moth egg clusters in the woodlands adjacent to the 
town highways from January until the first week in May. This 
was a great help in checking stripping of the trees near the high- 
ways. It will ne necessary for the town to appropriate 25' '", of the 
cosl to obtain any new projects from the federal government. 

The elm leaf beetle while held in check last summer on street 
trees in Andover, caused heavy damage to elm trees in main 
sections of the state. ( '.reat numbers of elm leaf beetles came into 

town in late summer. Many eiti/ens reported large numbers 

beetles in their homes and in other buildings last fall and t hi> 

winter. They do no harm in the home, simply seek shelter there 

for the winter. As mam a> j)o^>il)le should be swept up and des- 

troyedi In May when the leaves are three quarters grown the 

beetles lly to the elm trees and for a short time chew small holes 

in the leaves and then lay their eggs on the underside of the 
leaves. The greatest damage to the tr ee s is done by the larvae 



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that hatch from the eggs in late May and during June. Spray- 
ing with arsenate of lead in May against the beetles and again in 
June against the larvae usually controls these insects, although 
it may be necessary to add nicotine-sulphate when the larvae are 
numerous and become full grown. 

Tent caterpillars were numerous during the past year. Many 
nests were cut off and destroyed because frequent rains inter- 
fered with spraying last May. 

A fungus disease of the leaves and twigs of the ash tree was 
widespread and serious last year in the spring due to long wet 
periods. Many leaves turned brown and fell off. This disease has 
an alternate host plant in marsh grass. It spreads from the marsh 
grass to the ash tree and after growth on the tree, must return to 
the marsh grass to complete its life cycle. While this fungus dis- 
ease is not usually serious, to control it, the ash trees would need 
to be sprayed with a fungicide several times in the spring while 
the leaves were growing and expanding, or if it were possible, it 
would be necessary to destroy the infected marsh grass before the 
fungus reached the trees. 

Over five hundred brown-tail moth caterpillar nests were 
found, cut off and destroyed last February. Fall web worm nests, 
found in all sections of the town last August were cut off and 
burned. 

A new truck is needed for use in the moth and tree depart- 
ments since an old 13^2 ton Chevrolet truck is in bad shape. It 
has been a constant expense and trouble for the past two years. 
Expense in repairs and delays make this old truck too expensive 
to keep on the road. I recommend that $925 be appropriated for 
a new 13^2 ton truck with a platform body. 

Because of serious gypsy moth and elm leaf beetle infestation, 
together with other insects, the need is greater for an extra 
amount of creosote and spray and new high pressure spray hose 
to replace old unreliable hose. I recommend that five thousand 
($5000.) dollars be appropriated, for moth work in 1941. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE R. ABBOTT, Moth Superintendent 



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Spring Grove Cemetery 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit their annual 
report for the year 1940: 

The Trustees regret the resignation of Walter E. Curtis as 
Chairman and wish at this time to express their gratitude for the 
deep interest and time he has spent for the improvement of the 
cemetery. 

During the year there were sixty-three interments. 

( )ver 2000 feet of water pipe was laid on the east side and about 
345 feet on the west side of the cemetery. 

Both ends of the Old Railroad have been graded and curbed. 

50 new trees and shrubs have been set out. 

1470 feet of new road have been built and filled with crushed 
stone and dust and 1500 feet of old roads resurfaced with dust. 

A cement walk has been built from the main drive to the tomb. 

The Legion Lot has been improved and a new flag pole erected. 

The office has been remodeled and painted inside and a chimney 
built on the tool house. 

3275 feet of new curbing has been laid and several catch basins 
and drains installed. 

Six acres of undeveloped land have been ploughed. 

Perpetual Care 

Attention is called to the inadequacy of the Perpetual Care 
Funds to care for the lots. 

The approximate cost for care of the average let amounts t<> 
$4.00 per year, while the interest on the Perpetual Care principal 
of $100.00 amounts to only $2.00. 

As provided by the statutes the trustees and selectmen have 
met to decide the advisabilit y of changing the type ^i investment 
with a view of increasing the Interest return. The best advice "t 
state officials and others has been Bought. Experience <>t other 
cemetery officials has been considered. 

It i- appreciated that a slightly higher rate of interest might 

be obtainable elsew here but it IS nevertheless speculat i\ e and at 

some risk. This risk they are unwilling to take especially bo with 
the world financial situation as it is. We have unanimously de 

cided to continue the investments in the Sa\ in^s r>ank. 



The trustees have no other alternative than to request a larger 
principal from the lot owner that will yield a sufficient return, or 
to require the payment yearly of the difference between the inter- 
est received and the cost of the care. 

Plate Section 

A new section has been developed in which monuments and 
grave stones will be eliminated. As a marker a granite plate set 
flush with the ground is used. A flower holder which sets below 
the ground when not in use is associated with the marker. 

Because of the absence of monuments, the beauty of the 
grounds which lends itself to landscape treatment is enhanced. 

The arranging of this section is in keeping with the latest 
modern practice in the laying out of cemetery grounds. 

Lots in other sections of the cemetery will still be available 
for those who prefer to place monuments. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK R. PETTY, Chairman 
FREDERICK E. CHEEVER, Secretary 
FRED G. CHENEY 
WALTER E. CURTIS 
SAMUEL P. HULME 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 



December 31, 1940 
To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen: 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1940: 





Scales 








Adjusted 


Sealed 


Condem. 


Platform over 10,000 lbs. 


2 


6 





Platform under 5000 lbs. 


16 


48 





Counter 100 lbs. or over 


1 


4 





Counter under 100 lbs. 


7 


50 





Beam over 100 lbs. 


2 


2 





Spring 100 lbs. or over 





2 





Spring under 100 lbs. 


17 


55 





Computing under 100 lbs. 


3 


28 





Personal weighing (slot) 





19 





Prescription 





5 





Weights 


and Measures 






Avoirdupois 





250 





Apothecary 





56 





Metrics 





37 





Liquid Measures 





45 





Oil Jars 





34 





Meters over 1 inch 


1 


4 





Gasoline Pumps 


3 


72 


8N.S. 


Oil Measuring Pumps 





20 





Grease Measuring Pumps 





31 


I) 


Quantity Measures Oil Pum] 


ps 


(>() 


I) 


Yard Sticks 





11 






I have collected from December 1. 1939 to November 30, 1940 
$133.19 (one hundred and thirty-three dollars and nineteen cents 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEWIS V MEARS, Sealer of Weights and Measures 

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Report of Wire Inspector 



January 18, 1941 
Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report for the year 1940: 

Inspections 281 

Turned over to Town Treasurer $140 . 50 

Yours very truly, 
WM. J. YOUNG, Inspector of Wires 



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Town of Andover — Jury List 

JUNE, 1940 



Abbott, Burton D. 
Allen, William A. 
Anderson, John H. 
Bailey, Ralph A. 
Bancroft, William A. 
Barnard, Foster C. 
Barrett, Patrick J. 
Barron, William F. 
Beedie, Alexander 
Beirne, Francis X. 
Billington, Jesse S. 
Borneman, Frank J. 
Boutwell, Everett S. 
Brierly, James 
Buchan, Raymond L. 
Burton, Everett D. 
Buxton, Walter E. 
Cairnie, Henry 
Cannon, Gordon R. 
( nadwick, Nathaniel 
Cheever, William B. 
Cheney, Fred G. 
Coll >ath, Howard L. 
Cook, Charles S. 
Deyermond, Robert V. 
Disbrow, George \Y. 
Disbrow, Walter A. 
1 )oherty, James I ). 
Doherty, William J. 
I )riscoll, John J . 
Fairweather, James 1 ). 
Flanagan, ( )harles J . 
1 leming, Edward 1 1. 
Flint, Edwin M. 
Forbes, 1 >avid A. 

Foster, William II. 



Farmer 

Retired 

Retired 

Salesman 

Meat Business 

Trustee 

Ins. Collector 

Gas Sta. Oper. 

Janitor 

Clerk 

Retired 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Operator 

Retired 

Manager 

Painter 

Laborer 

Odd Work 

Unemployed 

Retired 

Retired 

Laborer 

Bookkeper 

Janitor 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Insurance 

( Contractor 

Carpenter 

Odd Work 

Brush Maker 

( Chauffeur 

I .11 lilt'!' 

Rubber Worker 

\i list 



Dascomb Rd. 

30 Chestnut St. 

3 William St. 

Porter Rd. 

Rocky Hill Rd. 

14 High St. 

102 Chestnut St. 

Haggetts Pd. Rd. 

8 Elm St. 

14 Bartlet St. 

56 Highland Rd. 

Prospect Rd. 

High Plain Rd. 

Tewksbury St. 

Lincoln St. 

20 Pasho St. 

19 Summer St. 

120 No. Main St. 

54 Salem St. 

4 Main St. Terr. 

63 Chestnut St. 

83 Maple Ave. 

River St. 

101 Elm St. 

91 Elm St. 

("handler Rd. 
Chandler Rd. 

21 1 larding St. 

21 Harding St. 

36 Summer St, 

15 Abbot St. 

49 Poor St. 

5 Fleming Ave. 

Pleasant St. 

l Sweeney Ct. 

71 Chestnut St 



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Furness, Sam E. 
Gordon, Walter N. 
Greenwood, Ralph L. 
Haggerty, Daniel J. 
Hardy, Edward S. 
Hardy, Philip L. 
Houston, Robert S. 
Humphreys, William H. 
Johnson, Leonard P. 
Kearn, Frederick J. 
Keery, Samuel 
Kyle, William F. 
Lane, Stanley V. 
Livingston, Harold S. 
Loomer, Amos B. 
Lord, John T. 
Mahoney, Timothy J. 
May, George M. 
Mayo, Archibald J. 
McDonald, William L. 
McGhie, Gavin H. 
Milne, David 
Mitchell, William G. 
Moore, William P. 
Morrissey, William B. 
Morse, Walter I. 
Murphy, Michael M. 
Nason, Harry C. 
Noyes, John L. 
O'Connor, Jeremiah J. 
Petrie, George B. 
Pike, Walter E. 
Piatt, Henry W. 
Poland, Burdette J. 
Poland, John 
Pomeroy, Llewellyn D. 
Remington, J. Augustus 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Robertson, Foster G. 
Ronan, Leonard 



Cloth Examiner 
Clerk 
Operative 
Retired 



2 Fletcher St. 

47 Union St. 

Tewksbury St. 

74 Morton St. 



Farmer 

Contractor 

Unemployed 

Clerk 

Engineer 

Laborer 

Flax Dresser 

Clerk 

Salesman 

Florist 

Retired 

Retired 

Clerk 

Painter 

Section Hand 

Bookkeeper 

Fireman 

Laborer 

Machinist 

Retired 

Electrician 

Laborer 

Unemployed 

Carpenter 

Farmer 

Salesman 

Laborer 

Guard 

Overseer 

Photographer 



Haggetts Pond Rd. 

Ill Chestnut St. 

354 No. Main St. 

74 Lowell St. 

22 York St. 

Haggetts Pond Rd. 

19 Elm Court 

75 Elm St. 

134 Main St. 

107 Abbot St. 

Andover St. 

74 Poor St. 

34 Florence St. 

So. Main St. 

95 Haverhill St. 

Railroad St. 

Clark Rd. 

20 Cuba St. 

79 Chestnut St. 

10 Johnson Rd. 

66 Poor St. 

30 No. Main St. 

94 Haverhill St. 

River St. 

Love joy Rd. 

9 Barnard St. 

6 Chickering Ct. 

Lowell St. 

Center St. 

126 Main St. 



Auto Mechanic 68 Whittier St. 

Electrician Foster's Pond 

Agent 354 No. Main St. 

Electrician Woodland Rd. 

Salesman 7 Canterbury St. 

Laborer 55 High St. 



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Ryley, James 
Scholtz, Samuel H. 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sherry, Frank R. 
Smith, Arthur J. 
Smith, Fred H. 
Steinert, Arthur E. 
Stevens, Clinton H. 
Stott, Joseph E. 
Sullivan, Augustine P. 
Sutton, Osborne 
Thompson, William 
Trow, Henry J. 
Trow, William A. 
Waldie, James S. 
Weeks, Eugene M. 
West, Archibald L. 
Wetterberg, Carl A. 
White, George W. 
White, Peter 
Whiteway, Hayward G. 



Clerk 

Superintendent 

Wool Sorter 

Pattern Maker 

Brick Mason Rat 

Foreman 

Contractor 

Accountant 

Accountant 

Accountant 

Rubber Worker 

Clerk 

Truck Driver 

Retired 

Unemployed 

Salesman 

Electrician 

Operative 

Bookkeeper 

Farmer 

Carpenter 



50 Salem St. 

Ballardvale Rd. 

Andover St . 

Andover St . 

tlesnake Hill Rd. 

95 Maple Ave. 

1 Union St. 

72 Morton St. 

High St., B.V. 

34 Essex St. 

119 Chestnut St. 

42 Walnut Ave. 

River St. 

31 Lowell St. 

13 Bartlet St. 

19 Wolcott Ave. 

21 Pine St. 

94 Maple Ave. 

30 Chestnut St. 

South Main St. 

3 Ferndale Ave. 



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Trustees of Memorial Hall 
Library 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

GEORGE F. SAWYER PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

HENRY G. TYER MARY BYERS SMITH 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

Secretary and Treasurer 
GEORGE F. SAWYER 

Librarian 
MIRIAM PUTNAM 

Assistants 

MARGARET D. MANNING DOROTHY H. RUHL 

NANCY E. BABCOCK 

In Charge of Junior Room 
EVELYN R. ROBINSON 

Assistant 
SARAH A. BALLARD 

In Charge of Bailor dvale Branch 
MARTHA D. BYINGTON 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 

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Certificate of Auditors 



February 1, 1941 

We have this day inspected bonds and stocks, and confirmed 
the cash in Savings and Commercial accounts belonging to the 
Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library and in the control of the 
Treasurer. 

We have accounted for the income arising from these invest- 
ments and we certify that these items are found in order and 
correct and are in accord with the official records of the Trustees. 

The voucher details are supervised by the Town Accountant. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

A ud i tors 



1<)5 



Report of Trustees of Memorial 
Hall Library 



The Trustees of Memorial Hall Library have voted to adopt 
the annual report of the librarian as their report to the Town 
for the year 1940. 



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Report of the Memorial Hall Librarian 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library: 

I herewith present the report of the library for the twelve 
months ending December 31, 1940. 

In attempting any resume of the year's activities, it is very 
difficult and almost impossible to do so without some preoccupa- 
tion as to what the future holds in store. Not for some time has 
that future been less certain. Never has it been more necessary 
that our public libraries be given increased support commensur- 
ate with their needs. Something of this thought is inherent in the 
statement made by John W. Studebaker, United States Commis- 
sioner of Education that "when people are burning books in 
other parts of the world, we ought to be distributing them with 
greater vigor for books are among the best allies in the fight to 
make democracy work." 

Our constantly growing circulation — the 1940 circulation 
represents practically an 80% gain over 1930 — seems good proof 
that Andover people have thought of their public library as one 
of the best of distributing centers for in the last decade they have 
borrowed a total of 960,414 books, many of which were read for 
entertainment and inspiration, many also for that kind of in- 
formation so essential to the formation of sound judgments. 

The circulation gain for 1939 was 10%, for 1940 only 6%. No 
doubl increased employment due to defense preparations, more 
use of the radio due to growing tension in world affairs, the na- 
tional election, the active participation of many people in Kvd 
Cross and other relief work have taken time which might Other- 
wise have been spent in reading. It is interesting thai the begin- 
ning of a definite trend toward a loss of circulation in the adult 

department coincided with such world-shattering events as the 
fall of France, the evacuation of Dunkerque and the German 
bombing of England. Circulation figures often react very sensi- 
tively to economic, social and political upheavals. oS' ; iA the 
year's gain was in books loaned to boys and girls which 9eems a 
very good omen tor the future welfare of the library. 

Adult fiction represented 68^5 of the total adult books circu- 
lated compared with 709! in IM9. ,l is significant that 98 ( 

to: 



the gain in circulation of adult books was in the issue of books of 
non-fiction which may be an indication that people are turning to 
the more serious type of book. Biography led the field of non- 
fiction with Fine Arts a close second and Applied Arts and Litera- 
ture not far behind. The increased use of books in the field of 
Useful Arts and Applied Science may well be a trend of the times 
showing increased employment in the mechanical trades and 
defense industries. One might have expected greater use of books 
in the field of the social sciences. A slight increase in the circula- 
tion of books in this field is not sufficient to show any particular 
trend. 

Last year the report called attention to the need for more ade- 
quate service to our outlying districts and for more specialized 
work with young people of high school age. We can report some 
progress in both directions. 

On November 8, the library undertook a four months' demon- 
stration of bookmobile service to parts of Andover more than a 
mile distant from the Main Library. Since the new service has 
been in operation only two months, it is too soon to make any 
definite decision as to its success. Statistically the Book Bus can 
show a circulation of 1515 books divided very equally between 
books for adults and those for boys and girls and there has re- 
sulted an addition to the library of 84 new borrowers. That we 
have been able to undertake this experiment at this time has been 
in large part made possible because of the very generous gift of 
$200 from the Andover Evening Study Groups of Phillips Acade- 
my. We have also been extremely fortunate to have had the 
volunteer services of Miss Margaret Lane of Boxford, a trained 
librarian with long experience in work with boys and girls, who 
has given very generously of her time and effort each week on the 
Book Bus. It has been a thrilling experience to have gone out on 
the Book Bus and there are certain impressions and recollections 
that will remain with us always. For instance, we especially re- 
member the young radio enthusiast who, when shown copies of 
the Radio News, straight- way wanted to buy them; the little girl 
who so enjoyed "How It All Began" by Smalley that she wanted 
to keep it forever; the small black dog, our faithful visitor, who 
dashes excitedly from one end of the bus to the other and who 
seems quite competent to charge out books particularly when his 
small black paws are firmly planted on the bus charging desk; 

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the girl who didn't really believe the Book Bus would come al- 
though she had read that it would; the busy mother, who in spite 
of limited time, wants to read thebetterbooks;ateeminKschool bus 
load of children which disgorges its young passengers so quickly 
that the transfer from school bus to the Book Bus is made in a 
twinkling. Such statements as "At last something for the country 
people," or "If you'll only keep coming," are more eloquent than 
any other statement of fact as to how much the Book Bus has 
already meant to some communities. 

This year the library has extended its services in a limited way 
to the high school library where, since last April in response to a 
request from both Mr. Hamblin and Mr. Sherman, the librarian 
has given two hours daily in a reader's advisory capacity. Since 
November Miss Ruhl has given this service at the school library 
each Friday. During the summer all the circulating books in 
the school library were reclassified and reaccessioned. A careful 
record of the circulation of books since September shows a total 
of 1262 issued. Approximately 305 boys and girls out of a total 
enrollment of 354 have made use in some degree of the Goldsmith 
Library this fall. Any measure of success which the library has 
had in this undertaking has been in large part due to the interest 
and cooperation of the high school. As was brought out in last 
year's report, the value of this service to boys and girls who live 
at a distance from the Main Library and who therefore do not 
have the equal freedom of its use, constitutes an important argu- 
ment for the extension of the library facilities to both schools. 

For some time we have felt that in some instances boys and 
girls going on to high school have been lost to the library during 
the very time when it could be of great service to them. Last 
June in an effort to make the transition from the Boys' and ( ".iris* 
Room to the Adult Department easier, boys and girls in the ninth 
grade visited the library where they were given an orientation 
tour, books talks and a vacation reading li>t. About 1 20 boys and 

^irls Bigned for adult cards. An analysis of tin- books which they 
borrowed at th.it time was indicative <>t the diversity of inter 
among the same age groups. One group in particular of mechani- 
cally-minded boys must have si<>ar awaj from the library with a 
very good idea of its resources in the Gelds ol aeronautics, engin- 
eering, radio, shop mathematics and machinery. In addition a 
small section <»f the shelves has been set aside as a young people's 

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collection which we hope may serve as a spring board to the 
larger collection. 

The use of the Henry C. Sanborn Library at the Junior High 
School has grown by leaps and bounds as is shown by the circula- 
tion figures for the year. 5,905 books were loaned to boys and 
girls and teachers, an average of 595 books a month and an in- 
crease of 1633 over 1939. It would seem evident that most junior 
high school boys and girls would agree with the last statement of 
the boy who said, "You know, I never have been in a library be- 
fore. It's fun!" Since January Miss Robinson has been devoting 
five and one-half hours daily at the junior high school library 
and the increase in the use may well be traced to that fact. 

On October 31, the Andover Junior High School and the Me- 
morial Hall Library shared in presenting to the Junior High 
School assembly Mr. John J. Cronan, story-teller for many years 
at the Boston Public Library, who has done much to introduce 
boys and girls throughout New England to fine books. Evidence 
of the enthusiasm with which Andover boys and girls received 
Mr. Cronan was shown in the requests for the books which he 
introduced — one book in particular being asked for by more than 
fifty boys and girls. 

Instruction in the use of the library, the catalog and selected 
reference books was given by the staff of the Boys' and Girls' 
Room to 425 boys and girls in the seventh, eighth, ninth grades 
at the Junior High School, the seventh and eighth grades at St. 
Augustine's and the sixth, seventh and eighth grades at the 
Briggs-Allen School. 

This has been a busy year in our Boys' and Girls' Room with 
many interesting activities carried on. Among them were a 
Spring Book Festival, Saturday morning reading and story 
hours, a vacation reading project and the annual Book Week 
celebration. The Book Week celebration this year took the form 
of a book fair. Mother Goose characters, dressed and loaned by 
Mrs. Mark Surette, vied with one another for the boys' and girls' 
interest. As befitting a book fair, the different days were given 
over to celebrations and A. A. Milne, Robert Louis Stevenson 
and John Newbery were among those honored. The week came to 
an end with a special book week story hour attended by about 
fifty children. 

An increase in the circulation of books in the Fine Arts attests 

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the interest of Andover people in this subject and may in part be 
due to the number of books on art and music which have been 
added to the library during the past year. A check-up on circula- 
tion reveals the great popularity of Peyton Boswell's "Modern 
Painting in America," Thomas Craven's "Treasury of American 
Prints," Rockwell Kent's "World Famous Paintings" and last 
year's favorite the "Treasury of Art Masterpieces." We have 
made a beginning in building up our collection of musical scores. 
Several opera scores, librettos, the Scribner Radio Music Library, 
collections of songs, five volumes of the Pianist's Music Shelf 
have been added during the past year. No one need doubt that 
there is a borrowing public for these books for they have been in 
constant circulation since their addition to the library. As a case 
in point the eight volumes of the Scribner Radio Music Library 
have circulated more than fifty times since mid-September. 

Today we hear much about the need for vocational guidance 
and the library can perform an important function by providing 
up-to-date books and pamphlets on this subject and can and 
should aid all groups in the community which are concerned with 
guidance and placement. The several services to which the library 
has subscribed have been in constant demand and promise to 
continue to be. 

We have attempted this year to build up a collection of pamph- 
lets and the circulation of 1307 this year compared with 24 last 
seems to indicate that there is a need for this type of material. In 
these days of constantly shifting opinion, swiftly moving world 
events, the most attractive, up-to-the-minute, concise and au- 
thentic information is to be found in such publications as Head- 
line Books, World Affairs Pamphlets, Town Meeting of the Air 
Bulletins and Propaganda Analysis. Together with pamphlets, 
magazines constitute the best source of timely well-written ma- 
terial on current issues and often make it unnecessary for the 
library to purchase each new book which makes its appearance on 
contemporary questions. 

More and more the library should become the local point for 

educational and cultural activities in the community. A first Btep 
in that direction was taken when a League of Women Voters' 
study group on the Development of American Democracy was 
held this fall in the library. Another innovation but our which 
deserves to become a custom was the meeting of the Parent- 

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Teachers Association which was held in the library hall on Novem- 
ber 20. More than two hundred parents, teachers and friends attend- 
ed this meeting which was in celebration of Book Week. The pro- 
gram consisted of a panel discussion on the theme "Good Books — 
Good Friends" put on by the ninth graders of the Andover Junior 
High School, a book character parade and quiz sponsored by the 
Goldsmith Library Club of Punchard High School and brief 
book reviews by the Librarian and Children's Librarian. The 
Andover Book Store and the Corner Book Store generously 
loaned some of the attractive fall books which, with the book 
week posters and lovely flower prints, made the hall a very gay 
place. It was a cooperative affair from beginning to end and we 
are grateful to all who helped to make the evening a success. Such 
use of the hall seems a far more living memorial to the Civil War 
Veterans than a Memorial Hall which comes to half-life but once 
a year. 

The library of today serves not only within its walls but recog- 
nizes a need of going out beyond the physical limitations of its 
building to serve wherever it can. In cooperation with the Ando- 
ver Evening Study Groups last winter, the library arranged a 
series of exhibits of pertinent books, magazines and pamphlets 
which were available for consultation and loan at practically 
every meeting of the course "Backgrounds of War." In tangible 
results the book exhibits may not have been a spectacular success 
since few books were circulated and few new borrowers registered. 
However the effort seems tremendously worth-while because it 
focused attention on the public library and the kind of books 
that one might reasonably expect to find there. 

"What is America Reading?", a feature of one of the Sunday 
book review supplements lists each week the books in greatest 
demand the country over. Taken by and large these are the books 
in most demand at the Memorial Hall Library. We have had to buy 
several copies of "For Whom the Bell Tolls," " Oliver Wiswell," 
"The Family," "I Married Adventure," "You Can't Go Home 
Again," "Mrs. Miniver," "How Green Was My Valley," "Tre- 
lawny" in order to meet the demand. Possibly posterity will be as 
interested in what we as a nation read in 1940 as we are in the 
books which were widely read thirty or forty years ago — the pro- 
totype of today's best sellers. Much social history can be written 
around the trend in books over a period of years. 

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However the books of the past have not been entirely neglected 
for although they do not circulate so freely, there are always 
readers for them. Perhaps if, as it has been suggested, circulation 
were counted on some basis with relationship to real worth, the 
books of the past would not come off so badly. 

In these days when many familiar and usual services are being 
reappraised, there has been within the ranks of the library pro- 
fession much discussion concerning the library's obligation to 
cater to the individual taste of every tax payer. With limited 
budgets and great demands upon them, some librarians contend 
that the purchase of trivial books is an unjustifiable use of public 
funds. By trivial books they mean no doubt so-called books of 
escape, books for casual reading. It is interesting that a member 
of the faculty of no less place than the University of Chicago 
argues that "escape reading has an important function in our 
present society" for he maintains that we need this type of read- 
ing the better to cope with the exigencies of present-day living. 
Be that as it may, we have always felt that it was important that 
people read even though what they read be not the highest type 
of literature and that entertainment is a legitimate by-product 
of reading. Let the library buy its books for escape reading and 
entertainment but let it also buy those books without which it 
can lay no claim to being an educational institution. 

The interest which was shown in the exhibit of books purchased 
with the two hundred dollars given by the Andover Evening 
Study Groups last year should go far toward restoring one's 
faith that there are many people who appreciate books of perma- 
nent worth. Seventy people reserved fifty of the books in the ex- 
hibit. The variety of interests was shown in the books which 
they reserved: "Candide," "YYinesburg, Ohio," "Collected Poems 
of Robinson JolYois." "Abraham Lincoln: tin* War Years"- to 
mention but a few. It also proved what we have long known that 

tine editions with excellent print and illustrations do much to 
revive interest in good books. One boy a>kinvi it he could take 
home one of the books in the exhibit and being told that there was 

a copy on the shelf which he might have said, "\U\\ 1 don't want 
that COpy. I want this one." It happened tO be a OOp) ol "Drums" 

with the Wyeth illustrations. 

A library must be liberal in its policy of book selection or how 
else can it meet the needs of present-da) Bociety. We have heard 

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of instances where libraries have been hampered by a too strict 
censorship. Many books of current fiction and non-fiction arouse 
differences of opinion and acerbated discussion, especially those 
which would advocate any change of things as they are. In the 
preface to one of her books Vera Brittain makes a very wise and 
penetrating observation. "Truth, I suppose, is at last achieved 
through the intermingling of contemporary impressions and 
judgments with the long distance view of those who look upon 
the panorama of the past from the citadel of time." The library 
must be the clearing house of diametrically opposed points of 
view, of the great ideas of the past, of the ideas of the present not 
perfectly formed, if it is to be a vital force in the community. 
Where else but in a library could one expect to find in such peace- 
able juxtaposition the books of men and women of violently op- 
posing opinion and yet all with some contribution to make to the 
search for truth? 

We have been fortunate in the exhibits which have been loaned 
to the library during the year. Among them were : a printing ex- 
hibit loaned by Betty Bliss, a collection of early American coins, 
a collection of blue-opalescent hob-nail glass, both loaned by 
Everett Granville, two series of first day cover airmail stamps 
loaned by Fred Morrison Jr., and the almost complete issue of 
Tuberculosis seals loaned by Fonnie E. Davis. 

The library purchased during the year the Smithsonian flower 
prints, the work of Mary Vaux Wolcott, wife of a former director 
of the Institute. These portfolios will not circulate but may be 
consulted at the library. 

Through a service arrangement with Hale, Cushman and 
Flint, the library had a series of twelve Medici prints for exhibit 
during the year representing the old masters and the moderns. 

The library is grateful to the many people who have given 
books and magazines and suggests that more people think of the 
library when they are disposing of books and magazines for 
which they no longer have a need. Gifts of several opera scores 
and librettos made a welcome addition to our music collection. 
We have already mentioned the Andover Evening Study Groups' 
generous gift. We thank the Adventurers for the gift of a two 
years' subscription to the Theatre Arts Monthly and for the 
book, "Masters of the Drama," and the Andover Historical 
Society for some useful additions of Andoveriana. Gifts such as 

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these from individuals and organizations prove their interest in 
the library's well-being. 

The Librarian has spoken before the following groups: the Bal- 
lardvale Parent-Teachers Association, the Ladies' Aid of the Bal- 
lardvale Congregational Church, the Woman's Alliance of the Free 
Church, the Town Affairs Study Group of the League of Women 
Voters, the Thimble Club, the Sunday School Teachers of the 
Baptist Church and the Tuesday Club. She has also served as a 
judge at the Barnard Prize Essay Contest, the Prize Essay Con- 
test of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and together with the 
Children's Librarian as a judge at the Central Schools' Prize 
Speaking Contest. 

The library was represented at the following professional 
meetings: the mid-winter meeting of the Massachusetts Library 
Association, the American Library Association Meeting at Cin- 
cinnati, the Northfield Meeting of the Massachusetts Library 
Association and the New England School Librarians' Meetings 
at Simmons and Durham. One member of the staff, Miss Robin- 
son, attended the summer session of the Columbia University 
School of Library Service. Professional meetings, continued train- 
ing and education are all of the utmost importance in building up 
and maintaining a professional staff spirit. 

For the first time the library was closed three evenings a week 
during the months of July and August. The Boys' and Curls' 
Room was open weekdays during the same months from 9-12 and 
2-5; Saturday, 9-12; an increase of approximately twelve hours a 
week more than in any previous summer. The library was also 
closed Christmas Eve. 

Chief among the physical improvements carried out during the 
year were the additional changes in the lighting which included 
the installation of a four-tube miralume fluorescent unit over the 

charging desk, fluorescent units in the work room and office, 
five table lamps in the reading room and six hollophane Btack 
lights in the fiction alcoves. Through the Cooperation of the man- 
ual training department, tin- library now has a bulletin board in 
the vestibule where notices <>\ educational opportunities and 
community activities are posted. Other improvements include 

the whitening of the ceiling in the Boys' and < '.irU' Room and the 

regluing and repairing of several tables and chairs. 

Someone has -aid that the public library in the day> ahead will 

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assume an importance it has never held before and that it will in 
some measure determine the kind of thinking which is being done 
in the community. This is a grave responsibility and requires 
much of the library, its trustees, its librarian and its staff. It was 
far easier to be a librarian in the days long past when a librarian 
felt that her best work was being done when every book was in its 
appointed place on the shelf. Far easier perhaps but far less inter- 
esting and challenging. I think Archibald MacLeish has caught 
the vision of true librarianship when he says, "Keepers of books, 
keepers of print and paper on the shelves, librarians are keepers 
also of the record of the human spirit — the record of men's watch 
upon the world and on themselves. In such a time as ours when 
wars are made again the spirit and its works, the keepers, whether 
they wish it or not cannot be neutral." This is a high goal which 
we will not entirely reach but if we are aware of our role as keep- 
ers not merely of the book that is "cloth and paper" but its 
"intellectual image" also, we shall have gone a little way toward 
measuring up to it. 

If a record of the year just past has been marked by progress, 
it is due in large part to the clear-sighted judgment of the Board 
of Trustees, to an interested and loyal staff, to all who have had 
the library's best interests in their keeping. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MIRIAM PUTNAM, Librarian 

STATISTICS OF LIBRARY USE 
BOOK STOCK 



*Vols. at beginning of the year 

Vols, added by purchase 
Vols, added by gift 
Vols, added by binding 
Total volumes added 

Volumes lost or withdrawn 
Total volumes at end of year 

Periodicals currently received (Titles, Copies) 63, 77 

♦Verified July 1940 

206 



Adult 


Juvenile 


Total 


28,341 


5,698 


34,039 


1,365 


774 


2,139 


91 


14 


105 


42 


2 


44 


1,498 


790 


2,288 


274 


214 


488 


29,565 


6,274 


35,839 



USE 

Volumes % of tot. circ. 
Vols, of adult fiction loaned 52,274 44.6 

Vols, of adult non-fiction loaned 23,368 19.9 

No. of books for children loaned 41,425 35.3 

Total number of volumes loaned 117,067 



REGISTRATION 

Adult 
Borrowers registered during year 510 

Total number of registered borrowers 5,012 
*Percent of population registered as borrowers 
Circulation per capita 
Circulation per registered borrower 

*Based on 1940 census 



Juvenile 


Total 


204 


714 


1,367 


6,379 




57% 




10.5 




18.3 






TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Thirty- ninth Annual Report 

of the 

Board of Public Works 



EMBRACING THE FIFTY-SECOND ANNUAL REPORT 
of WATER COMMISSIONERS and FORTY- 
FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT of SEWER 
COMMISSIONERS 



For the Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1940 

1941 



*John H. Flint 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 



*James P. 



1889-1899 
Butterfield 



♦Felix G. Haynes 



♦Wm. S. Jenkins 
*Wm. S. Jenkins 



SEWER COMMISSIONERS 

1893-1894 
♦John L. Smith 

1894-1899 
♦John L. Smith 



♦Charles E. Abbott 
♦John E. Smith 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



1899-1902 
*John H. Flint 
*Wm. S. Jenkins 
♦John L. Smith 
♦James P. Butterfield 
♦Felix G. Haynes 

1903-1906 
*John L. Smith 
*Felix G. Haynes 
♦John W. Bell 
♦Lewis T. Hardy 
James C. Sawyer 

1906-1907 
♦Felix G. Haynes 
*John W, Bell, Treas. 
James C. Sawyer, Sec'y. 
♦Lewis T. Hardy 
♦Harry M. Eames 

1907-1908 
♦Felix G. Haynes 
*John W. Bell, Treas. 
James C. Sawyer, Sec'y. 
♦Lewis T. Hardy 

* Andrew McTernen 

1908-1912 
♦Lewis T. Hardy 
♦John W. Bell, Treas. 
James C. Sawyer, Sec'y. 

* Andrew McTernen 
•Willis B. Hodgkins 

1913-1914 
*Lewis T. Hardy ('16) 
♦Barnett Rogers ('16) 
♦Andrew McTernen ('15) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes, Sec'y. ('14) 
*Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('15) 

1914-1916 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes (*19) 
♦Barnett Rogers ('16) 
♦Lewis T. Hardy ('16) 
*Andrew McTernen, Sec'y. ('18) 
*WUUs B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) 

1916-1917 

♦Barnett Rogers ('19) 
*Thos. E. Rhodes ('17) 
*Andrew McTernen ('18) 
Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y. ('19) 
♦Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) 

1917-1918 
*Barnett Rogers ('19) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes ('20) 
*Andrew McTernen ('18) 
Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y. ('19) 
*Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) 



•Deceased 



1918-1919 
*Barnett Rogers ('22) 
♦Andrew McTernen ('21) 
Philip L. Hardy ('21) 
Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y. ('22) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes, Treas. ('20) 

1919-1920-1921 

*Barnett Rogers ('22) 
William D. Mclntyre ('21) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ("22) 
Philip L. Hardy, Sec'y. ('21) 
*Thos. E. Rhodes, Treas. ('23) 

1922-1923 

♦Thos. E. Rhodes ('23) 
Philip L. Hardv ('24) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Treas. ('24) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('25) 
Edward Shattuck ('25) 

1923-1924 
Philip L. Hardy ('27) 
William D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('27) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell, Treas. ('25) 
Edward Shattuck ('25) 
Walter I. Morse ('26) 

1924-1925-1926 
Philip L. Hardy ('27) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('27) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell, Treas. ('28) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes ('28) 
Walter I. Morse ('29) 

1927 

♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('28) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes ('28) 
Walter I. Morse, Treas. ('29) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('30) 
George H. Winslow ('30) 

1928-1929 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('31) 
W. I. Morse Treas. ('32) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('30) 
George H. Winslow ('30) 
Thos. P. Dea (31) 

1929-1930 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('33) 
W. I. Morse, Treas. ('32) 
George H. Winslow, Sec'y. ('33) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('31) 
Thos. P. Dea ('31) 



SUPERINTENDENT 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 



1930-1931 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('33) 
W. I. Morse, Treas. ('32) 
George H. Winslow, Sec'y. ('33) 
Thos. P. Dea ('34) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 

1931-1932 

Wm. D. Mclntyre ('33) 
W. I. Morse ('35) 
Thos. P. Dea ('34) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 
John H. Playdon ('33) 

1932-1933 
Wm. D. Mclntyre C36) 
W. I. Morse ('35) 
John H. Playdon ('36) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('34) 

1933-1934-1935 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('36) 
W. I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Playdon ('36) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('37) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('37) 

1934-1935-1936 
Wm. D. Mclntvre ('39) 
W. I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Playdon ('39) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('37) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('37) 

1935-1936-1937 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 
W. I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Playdon ('39) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
Henry A. Bodwell ("40) 

1938-1939 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 
John H. Playdon ('39) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('40) 
Sidney P. White ('41) 

1939-1940 
Sidney P. White ('41) 
Henrv A. Bodwell ('40) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
John H. Playdon (42) 
Edward P. Hall ('42) 

1940-1941 
Sidney P. White ('41) 
John H. Playdon (*42) 
Edward P. Hall ('42) 
William F. Barron ('43) 
John B. White ('43) 



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Board of Public Works 



Andover, Mass. 

January 27, 1941 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following report 
of the Superintendent as its report for 1940 with recommenda- 
tions for 1941. 

SIDNEY P. WHITE, Chairman 
JOHN H. PLAYDON, Secretary 
EDWARD P. HALL 
WILLIAM F. BARRON 
JOHN B. WHITE 



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Superintendent's Report 



To the Board of Public Works 

Gentlemen: 

The major activities and developments in the Water, Highway, 
Sewer and Park Departments during the year which ended De- 
cember 31, 1940 are as follows: 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

Under Articles 30-37 of the 1940 Warrant, four hundred and 
twenty feet of six-inch water main were installed on Dascomb 
Road from the corner of Andover Street; eighteen hundred and 
six feet of eight-inch main on Boutwell Road from the corner of 
River Road to Pleasant Street, and one hundred and eleven feet 
of six-inch main on a section of Pleasant Street westerly from 
Boutwell Road, and eight hundred and forty feet of eight-inch 
main on another section of Pleasant Street easterly from Bout- 
well Road; one hundred and thirty-six feet of six-inch main on 
South Main Street to the By-Pass, two hundred and eighty-eight 
feet on the north side of By-Pass from Main Street to a point 
where seventy-six feet of six-inch pipe crosses the By- Pass to the 
south side, and two hundred and fourteen feet of six-inch on the 
south side of the By-Pass running in a westerly direction. 

The materials and blasting for the above installations were paid 
for by the Town while the labor, with the exception of supervision 
and caulking, was supplied by the Work Projects Administration. 

Six hundred and seventy-six feet of six-inch water main were 
installed on Cheever Circle from one end of Cabot Street to the 
other. This was done under the supervision of the Town, but at 
the expense of Mr. Frederick E. Cheever. 

Four hundred and ten feet of six-inch water main were installed 
on Green Street and two hundred and thirty-five feet of six- 
inch on Lincoln Circle. This also was done under the supervision 
of the Town, but at the expense of Mr. George Cairns. 

Three hundred and seventy-six feet of six-inch water main were 

212 



installed on private property off School Street to the property of 
Mr. Jerome Cross. This work was done by Louis Cyr, Contractor, 
under the supervision of the Town at the expense of Mr. Cross. 

Two hundred and sixty feet of six-inch water main were in- 
stalled on Bradley Avenue near the Lawrence Line. This work 
was done and paid for by Mr. Walter Walker under the supervi- 
sion of the Town. 

Yellow marks have been painted on posts nearest to hydrants 
with the number of feet distant painted thereon. This makes the 
finding of hydrants easier when the ground is covered with deep 
snow. 

Bleeders have been installed at the dead ends on Dascomb 
Road in the vicinity of Mr. Walter Curtis' house and on River 
Road at the dead end near the property of Mr. Charles Newton. 
A new drinking fountain was installed at the Ballardvale play- 
grounds. 

Two hydrants on Andover Street, one near the corner of Hall 
Avenue and another near the property of Mr. Irving Moss, one 
on River Street near the property of Miss Rose T. Riley, one on 
Corbett Street near the driveway of Mr. Joseph Misenti and 
another on Poor Street near the corner of Kenilworth Street 
were relocated in a position clear of auto traffic. 

One hydrant on Andover Street near the old Abbot Homestead 
and another on Argilla Road near the property of Mr. Alexander 
Henderson were relocated in order to conform to the new layout 
of these streets. 

At the request of the State Board of Health, a new chlorinator 
was purchased under Article 19 from the Wallace & Tiernan 
Company. Since it practically duplicates the one already in use, it 
doubles the safety factor, for it now makes possible uninterrupted 
chlorinatdon. 

Under Article 14 of the 1940 Warrant, a new Dodge truck. 
equipped with a </()" body ideal lor the work th.it il IS now doing, 

w.is purchased tor the Water Department. 

Both the electric motor at the Bancroft Road Pumping Station 
and the centrifugal pump which it operates have been recondi- 
tioned. It was discovered that the momentary excessive pressure 
created when the Bteam turbine was Btarted was due to a slightly 
bent valve on the control. Tbia was immediately repaired by a 
machinist from the General Electric Company. 

213 



Due to the new State rules relative to air tanks, it was necessary 
to renew the tank at the Bancroft Road Pumping Station. The 
new tank, purchased from the Ingersoll-Rand Company, was in- 
stalled by Town labor. 

The Venturi Meter at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station was 
reconditioned by the Builders Iron Foundry, the manufacturers. 

Additional ground wires have been connected to the Town 
water mains by the New England Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany, approval having been given by the Board of Public Works 
with stipulations. 

Those completed in 1940 and others contemplated in 1941 are 
as follows : 

Completed during the year 1940 

High Street, Pole 3/14 

Highland Road, Pole 6/20 

Salem Street at Prospect Street, Pole 39/32 

Bancroft Road, Pole 37/11 

Argilla Road, Pole 68 

Dascomb Road at Clark Road, Pole 19/26 

Sunset Rock Road at Ballardvale Road, Pole 22 

Salem Street at Holt Road, Pole 39/26 

Andover Street at Argilla Road, Pole 14/75 

Holt Road, Pole 21 

Tewksbury Street, Pole 20/9 

Highland Road, Pole 6/49 

To be Completed during 1941 

Concord Road at George Street, Pole 13 

Main Street at Rocky Hill Road, Pole 117 

River Road, Pole 11 

South Main Street, Pole 144 

Lowell Street, Pole 164 

At the request of the State Board of Health, Haggetts Pond 
was closed to fishing, boating, skating, etc., on August 7th, 1939. 
Since many were of the opinion that such action was unnecessary 
and uncalled for, the following letter from the Commissioner of 
Public Health which is self-explanatory will perhaps end the con- 
troversy : 

214 



December 23, 1940 
To the Board of Public Works 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

The Department of Public Health at its meeting of the Public 
Health Council held on Tuesday, December 10, 1940, took t In- 
following action relative to granting of permits on direct souk es 
of water supply: 

"Voted that, acting under the authority of Section 160 of 
Chapter 111 of the General Laws, for the purpose of further 
preventing the pollution and securing the sanitary protection 
of waters used as sources of water supply, the Department ol 
Public Health hereby revokes any delegation heretofore made 
by it of the authority to grant and withhold permits for fish- 
ing in, or sending, driving, or putting, any bird, fowl or ani- 
mal into, or for entering or going in any boat, skiff, raft, sea- 
plane or other contrivance on or upon, or entering or going 
upon or driving any animal upon, the ice of, or for entering 
upon for the purpose of cutting ice, or for cutting or taking 
ice from, any lake, pond, reservoir, aqueduct, stream, ditch, 
water course or other open water which is taken directly by 
any city, town, water supply or fire district or public institu- 
tion for domestic use. " 

Respectfully, 

PAUL J. JAKMAUH, M.D. 
Commissioner of Public Health 

P.S. In regard to the water supply of Andover the above com- 
munication refers to Haggetts Pond. 

A new electric service was installed to the Water Works Shop, 
and the garage and blacksmith shop were connected with three 
No. 6 wires terminating in a combination service-switch and cut- 
out to care for present lighting. The compressor motor was con- 
nected to the 220-voll service, leaving >i\i\ ampere circuit for a 
future electric welder. From the Water Works Shop, the present 
lighting system and also the one H. P. motor were connected to the 
220-voll circuit, with a wire circuit Installed for the Btorage Bhed. 

I >uring 1 ( ) lo, n 1,653,000 gallons of water were pumped at the 
Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, a daily average of 1,132,932 

215 



gallons. The steam turbine was in operation 5129 hours and 50 
minutes and the electric pump 801 hours and 45 minutes, making 
a daily average run of 16 hours and 12 minutes. 

On August 18th, the greatest amount of water was pumped, 
namely, 2,054,000 gallons and the maximum weekly consumption 
was that from August 12th to August 18th inclusive, during 
which time 12,839,000 gallons were pumped. The water rate col- 
lections for 1940 amounted to $52,241.14. 

To provide for adequate Water Maintenance during 1941, we 
recommend an appropriation of $27,800.00, to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 

WATER MAINTENANCE 



Salaries and Labor 

Coal and Power, 

Engine Oil, Chlorine, Etc. 

Auto Maintenance 

Repairs, Boilers, Pump and Property 

Office Supplies 

Reservoirs and Telemeters 

Supplies, Miscellaneous, Tools and Equipment 

Secretarial Services 

Total 
Services in use January 1, 1941 
Meters in use January 1, 1941 



$15300.00 


9000 


.00 


500.00 


200 


.00 


1000 


.00 


800 


.00 


300 


.00 


650 


.00 


50 


.00 


$27800.00 


2653 




2587 





We recommend $10,500.00 for Water Construction in 1941 to 
be divided substantially as follows : 

WATER CONSTRUCTION 



Labor, Renewing Services, Etc. 
Meters and Meter Parts 
Pipe of all kind 
Brass Goods, Hydrants, Etc. 



$5500.00 
1400.00 
1900.00 
1700.00 



$10500.00 



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EXPENDITURES 1940 
WATER MAINTENANCE 



Appropriation 

Refund for Petty Cash Advance 



Approved Bills 

Balance 

WATER CONSTRUCTION 



Appropriation 
Approved Bills 



Balance 



$27800.00 
50.00 

27850.00 
27799.18 

$ 50.82 



$10500.00 
10429.80 

$ 70.20 



SUMMARY COST OF CONSTRUCTION 

WATER DEPARTMENT 



Classification 


Approved 
Bills 


Credits 


Net Cost 


Totals 


Office Fixtures 








$ 916.36 


Telemeters 








2892.19 


Telephones 








184.77 


Teams 








583.65 


Pipe Distribution 


$ 8746.10 






502641.91 


Service Pipe 
Water and Land 


10429.80 


$1814.69 


$8615.11 


1905 SI .27 








6687.23 


Suction Pipe 








1309.46 


Reservoirs 








16985.82 


Coal Shed 








806.97 


Grading Land 








2739.12 


Workshop 








1271.88 


Building Pumping Station 








9610.14 


Pumping Plant 








74907.51 


Construction Expenses 








10182 64 


Tools 








4715.34 


Totals 








$827016.26 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 



Sewer M.iins 

( 'ost tO Alnil I eis 

Cost to Town 



V)\2S ft. 




Jan. 1. 1941 



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RECEIPTS 



Water Rates 
Water Construction 

Paid to Town Treasurer : 
Water Rates 
Water Construction 



$52241.14 
1814.69 



$52241.14 
1814.69 



$54055.83 $54055.83 



SPECIAL ARTICLES 



Article 14 (Dodge Truck) 
Appropriation 
Approved Bills 

Balance 

Article 19 (Chlorinator) 
Appropriation 
Approved Bills' 

Balance 

Articles 30-37 (Water Extensions) 
Appropriation 
Approved Bills 

Balance 



$600.00 


600.00 


None 


$820.00 


816.20 


$ 3.80 


$10000.00 


6419.43 


$ 3580.57 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 



The following table shows the snowfall for the year 1940: 

January 6.50 Inches 

February 26.75 Inches 

March 2 . 50 Inches 

April 2 . 75 Inches 

November 13.00 Inches 

December 4.00 Inches 



Total 



55.50 Inches 



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The six Town trucks equipped with plows saved the Town con- 
siderable money in caring for all small storms. Two storms in 
February, those of the 14th and 15th and the 19th, 20th and 21st 
were accompanied by wind which made plowing difficult. 

The sand for sanding roads and sidewalks was purchased the 
latter part of the year from the Andover Sand & Gravel Company. 
Prior to this time, it was screened by Town labor. 

After the spring cleaning, the following roads were treated with 
"Tarvia Retread": Lovejoy Road, Osgood Street, Juliette Street, 
Topping Road, Shepley Street, Binney Street, Magnolia Avenue, 
Stevens Street, Holt Road, Bancroft Road, Lupine Road, Yale 
Street, George Street, Dartmouth Road, Princeton Road, Carmel 
Road, Walnut Avenue, Bartlet Street, Essex Street, Punchard 
Avenue, Brook Street, Johnson Road, Cedar Road, Coolidge 
Road, Washington Avenue, Lewis Street, Buxton Court, Shaw- 
sheen Road, Park Street, North Street, Jenkins Road, York 
Street, Florence Street, Pasho Street, Avon Street, Stratford 
Road, and sections of Haggetts Pond Road, Belle vue Road, 
Dascomb Road, Canterbury Street, Corbett Street, Beacon 
Street, High Street, Burnham Road, Salem Street, Wildwood 
Road, Stinson Road, Cuba Street, Red Spring Road, Tewksbury 
Street, Reservation Street, Chestnut Street, Cheever Circle, Elm 
Street, Andover Street, Kenilworth Street, Poor Street, Summer 
Street and Flint Circle. 

The following gravel roads were shaped up, rolled and given an 
application of "Tarvia B" and then an application of "Tarvia 
Retread," and honed: Brown Street, Cabot Street; and sections 
of Bellevue Road, High Plain Road, Cheever Circle, Rocky Hill 
Road and William Street. Gray Road, Boston Road, sections of 
Rattlesnake Hill Road and Stinson Road were shaped up, rolled, 
and given an application of "Tarvia B" only. 

Under Article 16, five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars were ap- 
propriated to hard-surf ace gravel roads built with Federal Funds. 
This work comprised the hard-surfacing of Chandler Road from 
North Street to the River Road. A number of drains were also 
installed on the above newly-constructed roads. 

The sides of Summer Street from W'hittier Street to the top of 
the hill were shaped up with gravel, lolled, and given an applica- 
tion of "Tarvia B " and then the entire road area \\ .is treated \\ ith 
an application of "Tarvia Retread. " The grass plot- in the way of 

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this section which were widened were shaped up, seeded, and 
rolled. 

The following work was accomplished under Article 17 of the 
1940 Warrant relative to the maintaining of roads built under 
Chapter 90. (State, County and Town paying equal shares) : A 
section of River Road was given an application of R.C.-3 asphalt 
and pea stone; all catch basins on Lowell Street, Haverhill Street, 
and Union Street and those on Main Street and River Road (sec- 
tions built under Chapter 90) were cleaned out, and the streets 
themselves cleaned; a catch basin was installed on Lowell Street 
near the property of Mr. Harry Playdon ; the side of the road near 
the property of Mr. Sidney P. White on Lowell Street was re- 
graded and the catch basin grate lowered to care for bad drainage 
condition; the sides of Union Street near Main Street were also 
regraded and the catch basin grates there lowered to care for a bad 
drainage condition; the joints of the cement roads on Haverhill 
Street, Union Street and Main Street from the Square to the 
River Bridge were filled with "Genasco" joint filler; the sides of 
Haverhill Street from the Andover Line to Enmore Street were 
given an application of Asphalt "65"; a section of the gravel 
shoulders on Union Street were hard surfaced with Type "I" 
material; the State also allowed the filling of the cracks on Main 
Street from the Square to the top of the hill and also the filling of 
the tracks with Type "I" material where the cement had worked 
out. 

The following equipment purchased this year has proved a 
great asset : Toro sidewalk roller, Jaeger mixer, and Hauck asphalt 
heater; also a three-inch self-priming centrifugal Jaeger pump, a 
greasing machine and a battery charger. 

A lean-to shed, built at the Town yard by Town labor under 
Article 21 of the 1940 Warrant, has proved its worth for housing 
equipment and especially as a shelter while attaching plows to 
trucks when it is snowing. 

Sections of the following streets were gravelled with Town 
labor: Bailey Road, Gray Road and Tucker Road. 

The following street corners where the angle of vision was poor, 
have or are now being, corrected: Osgood Street, near the old 
Harrington property ; Osgood Street, near the corner of Blanchard 
Street; Argilla Road near the corner of Andover Street; Argilla 
Road across from Mr. Frank Ward's property and Dascomb 

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Road near the property of Mr. Walter Curtis. The above with the 
exception of the Dascomb Road job is being done by W.P.A. 
labor. 

In addition to the above, the W.P.A. (during 1940) has worked 
on the following streets: Beacon Street, Chandler Road, Cutler 
Road, Greenwood Road and North Street. 

Many new street signs were erected and three warning signs 
stolen from the Abbot and Stevens' bridges were replaced. The 
benches at Shawsheen Village and in front of the Barnard prop- 
erty at the corner of Main and Kim Streets were repaired. 

The following old tar sidewalks were repaired with "Tarvia 
Lithic": School Street (north side) from Central Street to Ridge 
Street, Chestnut Street (north side) from Bartlet Street to a point 
between Avon Street and Stratford Road; Central Street (east 
side) from a point in front of Mr. Arthur Sweeney's house to a 
point around the corner of Phillips Street, Red Spring Road 
(south side) from the corner of Kssex Street to a point in front of 
the property of Mr. John Henderson; Andover Street (south side) 
from railroad tracks to River Street; River Street (west side) in 
the way of Mr. Charles Nason's property; High Street (west side) 
from the Square to Harding Street; School Street (east side) from 
Locke Street to Morton Street, (Abbot Academy paid for the ma- 
terial used between Locke and Morton Streets on School Street), 
Kim Street from Whittier Street to the cement sidewalk in front 
of Smith's property, Kim Street from Post Office Avenue to a 
point in front of Free Church, Summer Street near the property 
of Mrs. Cecelia Derrah and Summer Street between the property 
of Mr. Fred Swanton and Mr. Allison Morse. 

A new cement sidewalk in front of the new meat market on 
Riverina Road was built by George Cairns, low bidder, and. ac- 
cording to an agreement, the Board of Public Works paid fifty 
per cent of the cost. 

New "Tarvia Lithic" sidewalks were constructed as follows: 
Red Spring Road from the end of the old tar Bidewalk to a point 
in Front of the Guthrie property; Chestnut Street (north Bide) 
from a point between Avon Street and Stratford Road to the side- 
walk in front of Mr. Chester Holland's property; Abbot Street 

(wesl side) from School Street to a point beyond Mr. Samuel 
Cromie's property; Abbot Street (west side) from Phillips Street 
to ,i point in front of the property of Mrs, Elizabeth Shorten; 

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Tewksbury Street (south side) from the corner of Center Street to 
the Railroad tracks; Tewksbury Street (north side) from the cor- 
ner of Center Street to the existing tar sidewalk; Center Street 
(west side) from the O'Donnell Sanitarium to Tewksbury Street; 
Center Street (east side) from the corner of Church Street to 
Tewksbury Street ; Clark Road (south side) from Andover Street 
to Chester Street; Andover Street between Center Street and 
Clark Road ; a short stretch on Chester Street near Clark Road ; 
Canterbury Street from the existing cement sidewalk to point be- 
yond No. 20; Elm Street from Washington Avenue to Whittier 
Street; Pearson Street (both sides) with exception of a short 
stretch on the south side from Resnik property to Main Street; 
Elm Street from Wolcott Avenue to Walnut Avenue; Avon 
Street (both sides) ; Whittier Street (east side) from Elm Street to 
Summer Street ; School Street in the way of the Kimball property ; 
Phillips Street from the corner of Abbot Street to the driveway of 
Mr. James Toohey 's property ; Washington Avenue in the way of 
the new Dole property; Whittier Street (west side) from Elm 
Street to Summer Street ; Canterbury Street (west side) from the 
existing cement sidewalk to a point beyond the Wilkinson prop- 
erty ; and Walnut Avenue near the new wall. 

Expansion joints and cracks on Balmoral Street were treated 
with joint filler by the Town. 

The steam roller was inspected and it was necessary to renew 
six stay bolts and also renew the pressure gauge. The roller was 
out on the roads April 29th. According to the new ruling by the 
State, it is necessary to equip all air compressors with 2-1 J^" 
plugs for inspection purposes, also 1-H" drain and an improved 
safety device. The above work on the steam roller and air com- 
pressor at the garage was done by the Merrimac Boiler Works of 
Lawrence. 

The scraping of gravel roads started April 3rd, and the snow 
fence was taken down and stored away shortly afterwards. 

A triangular grass plot located at the corner of Porter Road and 
Spring Grove Road was dug up, filled with gravel and tarred so as 
to make it easier for trucks to maneuver at this point. A plot at 
the corner of Beacon Street and High Plain Road was similarly 
treated. 

The sidewalks on both sides of Johnson Road near Elm Street 
were filled with loam, seeded, and rolled. A strip of sod was placed 

222 



in front of the corner house and also along Walnut Avenue. The 
materials for the above were supplied by the property owners and 
the labor by the Board of Public Works. 

A section of the old shed which formerly housed the steam 
roller in the winter time was made over into an automobile repair 
shop. A pit was installed and also an " I " beam to lift trucks for 
certain repairs. The forge was relocated in a small room adjoining 
the work shop and the position of the steps changed and a new 
door installed. 

Stone bounds have been set on Chestnut Street where definite 
lines have been established. 

Two catch basins were installed on Bancroft Road in the way 
of a drain so that it can be cleaned more easily than heretofore. 

The cement curbing on Clark Road across from the Fire Station 
was straightened up. 

The stone wall on Rattlesnake Hill Road at the outlet of Fos- 
ter's Pond was pointed with cement so that the stones cannot be 
removed. 

The lower section of Dartmouth Road was tarred and field 
stones and cobble stones were used to make a gutter to prevent 
the water washing out the sidewalks and flowing onto private 
property. The sides of the road for a width of 3'-0" were given an 
application of "Tarvia Lithic." 

A drain pipe was installed across Apple Tree Lane at a low sec- 
tion and an open ditch through a right-of-way given the Town 
by Mr. Dunn at the time of the acceptance of the road was dug 
from the end of the pipe to a brook at the end of Mr. Harold 
Dunn's property. 

A new grate has been installed on the end of the culvert opening 
near the Fire Station at Ballardvale. 

To prevent the washing out of Mr. Howard Sawyer's lawn, one 
hundred and forty-six feet of curbing were set on the north side of 
Morton Street from the corner of Bartlet Street, running in an 

easterly direction. This made necessary the raising <>i the side^ .ilk 

in the way of the curbing. 

The poles on Clark Road were relocated preparatory to widen- 
ing this load. A gas shovel was hired to dig OUl tin 1 material on the 

north side ol" the road and also to lo.id the gr.isel used to till s.une. 

A new wall built under Article 50 of the 1940 Warrant was 

raised on the .south side of Walnut Avenue between Maple A\enue 

223 



and High Street. This wall made it possible to build a much 
needed sidewalk between Maple Avenue and High Street. 

The River Bridge at Ballardvale was replanked with treated 
long-leaf hard pine, and the sidewalk of the Abbot Bridge was 
also replanked. This work was done by Town labor. 

The existing heater in the garage was extended to the repair 
shop. The materials were purchased from the Brown-Wales Com- 
pany and the work done by our mechanic. 

A catch basin was installed on Abbot Street on the north side of 
the driveway to Livingston's Greenhouse, and throat-curb pieces 
were installed on two catch basins, one on Clark Road and another 
on Andover Street. 

Painted pipe markers have been erected near a number of catch 
basins difficult to locate after heavy snow storms. 

The roof of the blacksmith shop and repair shop has been re- 
paired by George W. Home Company, the low bidder. 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance for 1941, we 
recommend an appropriation of $49,500.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 



HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE 



Salaries, Labor and Trucks 


$26100.00 


Tarvia, Oil and Asphalt 


12000.00 


Gravel, Sand and Stone 


1500.00 


Road Scraping 


800.00 


Auto Maintenance 


300.00 


Catch Basins and Drains 


1000.00 


Signs, Fences and Stone Bounds 


250.00 


Bridges 


500.00 


Sidewalks 


5000.00 


Tools, Supplies, Equipment and Miscellaneous 


2000.00 


Secretarial Services 


50.00 


Total 


$49500.00 



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EXPENDHTRES 1940 



Appropriation 


52900.00 


Sidewalks 


$ 5024.25 


Bridges 


1157.86 


Signs, Frences and Bounds 


30 . 64 


Catch Basins and Drains 


1162.92 


Tools, Supplies and Equipment 


3860.96 


General Maintenance 


41350.43 


Total Expenditures 


$52587.06 


Balance 


312.94 



$52900.00 S52900.00 



SANDING and SNOW REMOVAL 



Appropriation 

Transfer 

Approved Bills 

Balance 



$16500.00 
2275.00 

18775.00 
18294.58 

$ 480.42 



EXPENDITURES 1940 



Article 10 (Tar Kettle) 
Appropriation 
Approved Bills 

Balance 

Article 1 1 (( Centrifugal ( »as Pump) 
Appropi i.ition 
Approved Bills 

Balance 



$ 


300 00 




219 52 


s 


80 is 


$ 


250 00 




249 50 



50 






Article 12 (Patch Mixer) 
Appropriation 
Approved Bills 

Balance 



$ 325.00 
254.80 

$ 70.20 



Article 13 (Sidewalks — New Construction) 
Appropriation 
Approved Bills 

Balance 



$2500.00 
2499.87 



S 



13 



Article 15 (Road Hone) 
Appropriation 
Approved Bills 

Balance 



$ 500.00 
490.00 

$ 10.00 



rticle 16 (Hard-Surfacing Roads) 




Appropriation 




Labor 


$2494.58 


Auto Maintenance 


64.69 


Tarvia 


1963.53 


Sand and Gravel 


304.22 


Supplies, Tools, Etc. 


160.62 


Total Expenditures 


$4987.64 


Balance 


12.36 



$5000 . 00 



$5000.00 $5000.00 



Article 17 (Chapter 90 Maintenance) 
Appropriation by Town 
State and County Account 



Approved Bills 

Balance 



$1000.00 
1500.00 

2500.00 
2491.51 

$ 8.49 



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Article 21 ("Lean-To" Shed) 

Appropriation f 750.00 

Approved Bills 744.15 



Balance I 5 . 85 

Article 22 (Sidewalk Roller) 

Appropriation S 525.00 

Approved Bills 470.40 



Balance f 54.60 

Article 38 (Money to be used in conjunction with W.P.A. and 
Town Welfare) 
Appropriation SI 2000. 00 

Approved Bills 11924.28 



Balance S 75.72 

Article 50 (Wall and Sidewalk — Walnut Avenue) 

Appropriation S 950.00 

Approved Bills 949.67 



Balance % . 33 

Article 52 (Argilla Road Culvert) 

Appropriation f 625.00 

Approved Bills 614.46 



Balance I 10.54 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 

A damp condition formerly existing In the sewer pump house on 
Riverina Road has been eliminated by the installation of two 
ventilators. 

Two hundred and iii't> feel of six-inch sewer main were installed 
on Carmel Road from the Corner of Walnut Avenue. Hiis work, 

227 



with the exception of supervision and supplying of materials by 
abutters, was done by the Work Projects Administration. 

Five hundred feet of eight-inch sewer main were installed on 
Shawsheen Road near Lincoln Heights. This work, with the excep- 
tion of supervision and supplying of materials, was done by the 
Work Projects Administration. The materials were supplied by 
Mr. George Cairns. 

Eight hundred and seventy feet of eight-inch sewer pipe were 
installed on North Main Street from a point near Riding Academy 
Avenue to the Lawrence Line by the Work Projects Administra- 
tion. Material for this work was purchased by the Town and 
according to a vote at the Town Meeting, betterments were 
assessed upon the estates benefited by the above extensions. 

Two hundred feet of six-inch sewer main were installed on Pine 
Street from the corner of Summer Street to a point in the vicinity 
of the property of Mr. John F. Casey. This work, other than sup- 
ervision, was done by the Work Projects Administration and the 
materials w r ere supplied by Mr. John F. Casey. 

Approximately two hundred and fifty feet of eight-inch sewer 
main were installed on Lincoln Circle. This work was supervised 
by the Town and the entire cost was paid for by Mr. George 
Cairns. 

Two hundred and seventy feet of eight-inch sewer main were 
installed on Bradley Avenue, a private way near the Lawrence 
Line. The laying of this pipe was supervised by the Town and 
paid for by Mr. Walter Walker. 

Six hundred and seventy-six feet of sewer main were installed 
on Cheever Circle. This work, supervised by the Town, was done 
by Lewis Construction Company with materials supplied by Mr. 
Frederick E. Cheever. 

One of the sewer pumps at the pump house and a check valve 
nearby were repaired. 

A sewer manhole on the main sewer trunk line in Lawrence at 
the end of Bailey Road was rebuilt. 

One corner of the sewer pump house where the brick showed 
signs of loosening was repaired. 

To provide for adequate Sewer Maintenance and Construction, 
we recommend an appropriation of $5,800.00, to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows : 



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SEWER MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION 

Labor, Salaries and Trucks $3100.00 

Light and Power 1800.00 

Sewer Pipe, Tools, Etc. 700 00 
Maintenance of Buildings, Equipment and Cleaning 

Pipe 200.00 

S5800.00 
EXPENDITl'RES 1940 



Sewer 






Appropriation 




S5800.00 


Labor, Salaries 


$3311.09 




Light and Power 


1397.42 




Sewer Pipe, Tools, Etc. 


654. IS 




Maintenance of Buildings 






Equipment and Cleaning Pipe 


251.76 




Total Expenditures 


5614.45 




Balance 


185.55 





S5800.00 S5800.00 



Article 29 (North Main Street Sewer with W'.P.A. Labor) 

Appropriation S 1 000 . 00 

Approved Bills 511 13 



Balance 



t |vs 57 



PARK DEPARTMENT 



The snow was cleared from the following Bleating rink- during 
the winter: Shawsheen River al Ballardvale, rlusaey's Pond, 
Rabbits Pond and the football field that had been sprayed. 

The new Toro roller proved i i > worth in rolling the Park and 
Playstead. 

229 



A maple tree that had been blown over and an old pine (dis- 
eased) were removed from the Park. 

The football field was given an application of loam and lime. 
It was then graded, seeded, and rolled. Later, both the football 
and baseball fields were treated with cow manure. 

New benches built by Town labor during the winter were in- 
stalled at the Central Park. 

The skinned area of the Ballardvale baseball field was filled 
with marl, wetted, and rolled. 

The Lawrence Gas and Electric Company set up three poles for 
back-stop supports at the Central Playstead. The wire was 
stretched by Town labor. 

A ' ' Locke ' ' grass mower was purchased from the Power Lawn 
Mower Company. 

The playground equipment was set up after the fourth of July 
and taken down after Labor Day. 

To provide for adequate Park Maintenance for 1941, we recom- 
mend an appropriation of $4,300.00, to be divided substantially as 
follows : 

PARK MAINTENANCE - 



Labor 

Lawn Mowers, Repairs, Etc. 
Seed, Fertilizer, Loam and Tools 
Basso Agreement 



$3600.00 

50.00 

550.00 

100.00 

$4300.00 



EXPENDITURES 1940 



Appropriation 




General Maintenance 


$3677.86 


Lawn Mowers, Repair, Etc. 


110.99 


Seed, Fertilizer, Loam and Tools 


658.08 


Basso Agreement 


100.00 


Total Expenditures 


$4546.93 


Balance 


53.07 



$4600.00 



$4600.00 $4600.00 



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Article 18 (Lawn Mower) 

Appropriation $430 . 00 

Approved Bills 430.00 



Balance None 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD, 

Superintendent 






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1941 Town Warrant 

and 

Recommendations of the 
Finance Committee 



to either of the constables of the town of andover, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five, and Six, viz: The Town Hall in Precinct One; the Square 
and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Administration Building, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange Hall 
in Precinct Four; the Old School House, Ballardvale, in Precinct 
Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in Precinct Six, in 
said Andover, on Monday, the third day of March, 1941 at 7.00 
o'clock A.M., to act upon the following articles : 

Article 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, Treasurer for 
three years, Collector of Taxes for two years, one member of the 
Board of Selectmen for three years, one member of the Board of 
Assessors for three years, three members of the School Committee 
for three years, one member of the Board of Public Works for 
three years, one member of the Board of Health for three years, 
three Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall 
Library for seven years, one Tree Warden for one year, one mem- 
ber of the Planning Board for five years, and all town officers 
required by law to be elected by ballot. 

All the above candidates to be voted for Oil one ballot. The 
polls will be open from 7.00 o'clock A.M. to 7.00 o'clock P.M. 

After final action on the preceding Article ( me, the said meeting 

Bhall stand adjourned by virtue of Section 20, Chapter MK of the 
( '.eneral Laws, to Mmnlax . Match 10, at 7.00 o'clock P.M. at the 
Memorial Auditorium, then and there to act upon the following 

articles, namely : 

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Article 2. To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected Town Officers for 
the ensuing year. 

Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall be ap- 
propriated for the following purposes : 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and all De- 
partments under their control: 

Recommendations for Year 1941 



American Legion 


$ 600.00 


Veterans Foreign Wars 


600.00 


Armistice Day 


150.00 


Memorial Day 


950.00 


Aid to Dependent Children 


8700.00 


Soldiers Relief 


4200.00 


Military Aid 


300.00 


State Aid 


450.00 


Old Age Assistance 


30000.00 


Public Welfare 


22000.00 


Retirement Fund 


13200.00 


W.P.A. Material 


1000.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


Elections and Registrations 


2530.00 


Insurance 


11000.00 


Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 


7282.64 


Purification Clam Plant Portion 


100.00 


Pomps Pond 


2200.00 


Public Dump 


825.00 


Printing Town Report 


710.00 


Selectmen 


2250.00 


Treasurer 


3145.00 


Provided that the Town votes the sum 


of $45 . 00 of the said 


amount to be used for the purchase of 


a new check protector. 


Collector 


4917.00 


Accountant 


2750.00 


Assessors 


4800.00 


Town Clerk 


3175.00 


Moderator 


10.00 



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Town Counsel 


750.00 


Finance Committee 


20 . 00 


Planning Board and Survey 


200 . 00 


Dog Officer 


225.00 


Animal Inspector 


250.00 


Building Inspector 


525.00 


Town Scales 


175.00 


Inspector of Wires 


425.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


450.00 


Municipal Buildings 


4100.00 


Infirmary 


9300.00 


Moth Suppression 


4500.00 


Police Department 


30607 . 00 


Fire Department 


30617.00 


Brush Fires 


1000.00 


Interest 


10150.00 


Retirement of Bonds 


38000.00 


Tree Warden 


5000.00 


Board of Health 


4500.00 


Care of Tubercular Patients 


3000.00 


Trustees Memorial Hall Library 


13704.00 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


9530.40 


Provided that the Town votes the sum of $271.00 of the 


said 


amount to be used for the purchase of a motor mower. 




Street Lighting Committee 


19211.72 


School Committee 


187979.00 


Playground Committee 


2000 . 00 


Appropriation for all Departments under the control of 


the Board of 


Public Works: 




Highway Maintenance 


49500 00 


Water Maintenance 


27800.00 


Water Construction 


10500 00 


Parks and Playgrounds 


4300.00 


Sewer Maintenance 


5800.00 


Sn<ru Removal and Sanding 


15000.00 


Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop Maintenance 


5200.00 




1 J663 76 






Article 5. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time after January 1, 1942, in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1942, in ac- 
cordance with Section 4, Chapter 44, General Laws, and to issue 
a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew 
any note so issued for a period of less than one year, in accordance 
with Section 17 of said Chapter 44. 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$13,500.00 for the purchase of a ladder truck for use in the Fire 
Department. 

(Approved) 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$1035.00 for the purchase of an automobile for use in the Fire De- 
partment. 

(Approved) 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$2750.00 for the purchase of a two-way radio system for installa- 
tion in the Police Department. 

(Approved) 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $500.00 and authorize the Board of Selectmen to pur- 
chase a hard coal burning stoker for use at the Town Infirmary. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 10. To see i f the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of nine hundred and thirty-five ($935.00) dollars to be used with 
the turn-in value of an old \}/2 ton Chevrolet truck, for use in the 
Tree and Moth Departments, on petition of George R. Abbott 
and others. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of two hundred and seventy-five ($275.00) dollars for the purchase 
of a power mower to be used by the Tree Department in cutting 
along the roadsides, on petition of George R. Abbott and others. 

(Disapproved) 

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Article 12. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to purchase two new telemeters (one for the high-service 
and another for the low-service reservoirs) and appropriate the 
sum of twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of one thousand ($1000.00) dollars to be used for main- 
taining, repairing and improving Town Highways under the pro- 
vision of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to establish a Road 
Machinery Fund, to which shall be credited all receipts received 
for the use or rental of road machinery, the proceeds to be ap- 
propriated as voted by the town for road machinery purposes, or 
take any action in relation thereto, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Article 15. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to build new sidewalks and appropriate the sum of 
twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) dollars therefor, at the discretion 
of and on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 16. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a lawn mower and also the wings tor 
another and appropriate the sum of seven hundred ($700.00) dol- 
lars therefor, and that the price allowed for three old mowers be 
used as part payment for the new mower, on petition of the Board 
of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 17. To see ii the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase sewer cleaning de> ices and appropriate 

the Mini of five hundred ($500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

I Approved I 



Article 18. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of five thousand (S5000.00) dollars to be used to 
hard-surface gravel roads which have been built with Federal 
Funds under the direction of and on petition of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of eight thousand (S8000.00) dollars to be used for ma- 
terial, supervision and truck hire, etc., in conjunction with Fed- 
eral and Town Welfare labor which may be allotted, and to be 
spent in any Department at the discretion of and on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate a sum of thirty-seven hundred and fifty (S3 750.00) dollars for 
the improvement of River Road; said money to be used in con- 
junction with any money which may be allotted by the State or 
County, or both, for this purpose, at the discretion of and on peti- 
tion of the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 21. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a lead melting furnace and appropriate 
the sum of one hundred and forty ($140.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of fifteen hundred ($1500.00) dollars to re-condition 
the sewer pumps at the Sewer Pump House on Riverina Road, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

Article 23. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a sidewalk mechanical plow and ap- 
propriate the sum of twenty-three hundred (S2300.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

(Approved) 

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Article 24. To see if the town will vote to acquire by purchase 
or by eminent domain, the property, comprising approximately 33 
acres of land and the buildings thereon, at or near the junction of 
Chandler Road and Greenwood Road in the West Parish, which 
the late Frederick Sander owned at his death, to be used for the 
disposal of refuse and rubbish, and will appropriate the sum of 
$4000.00 to be used in payment therefor. 

(Approved) 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, and name Cheever Circle as approved by the Board of Sur- 
vey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown on plan en- 
titled "Acceptance Plan for a portion of Cheever Circle, Johnson 
Acres," made June, 1940, by Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, 
Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to purchase of Fred E. 
Cheever the water mains, with appurtenances thereto belonging, 
now laid in balance or completion of Cheever Circle, provided the 
town votes to accept said road as Public Way, and to appropriate 
the sum of two thousand three hundred twenty-six dollars and 
sixty-seven cents (S2326.67) for said purpose, on petition of Fred 
E. Cheever and others. 

(Approved) 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, and name Foster Circle as approved by the Board of Sur- 
vey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown on plan en- 
titled "Acceptance Plan for Foster Acres," made June, 1940, by 
Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to purchase of How an h 
J. Peters the water mains with appurtenances thereto belonging, 
now laid in Foster Circle, provided the town votes to accept said 
road as a public way, and to appropriate the sum oi two thousand 
six hundred eighty ($2680.00) dollars, for said purpose, oil petition 
of Howarth J. Peters and others. 

(Approved) 

Article 2°. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name Elm Conn as approved by the Board of Survey, 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown <»n plan entitled 



"Acceptance Plan for Elm Court," made January 1941, by 
Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to accept the lay-out of 
the Board of Selectmen on Burnham Road, westerly of Boston 
and Maine Railroad, according to a plan entitled "Resurvey of 
portions of Burnham Road and York Street," drawn August, 
1940 by Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, 
Mass. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name Highland Avenue as laid out by the Board of Sur- 
vey as shown on plan and profile entitled " Plan of Highland Ave- 
nue owned by Peter S. Myatt dated, January, 1941 drawn by 
Dana W. Clark, C.E., " on petition of Peter S. Myatt and others. 

Article 32. To see if the Town of Andover will vote to accept 
as a public way and name Iceland Road, as approved by the 
Board of Survey and laid out by the Board of Selectmen as shown 
on plan entitled "Plan and Profile of Iceland Road," dated 
August, 1940, and drawn by John Franklin, C.E. 

Article 33. To see if the town will accept additional part of 
Princeton Avenue, Shawsheen Heights for the length of 520 feet 
running south from Corbett Street to a point or stone bound as a 
public way and shown on a plan on file with the Board of Survey, 
dated January, 1941, drawn by John Franklin, C.E., on petition 
of George R. Cairns and others. 

Article 34. To see if the town will vote to purchase of George 
and Frank Cairns the water mains with appurtenances thereto 
belonging, now laid in said street known as Princeton Avenue, 
running southerly off Corbett Street, provided the town votes to 
accept said road as a public way and to appropriate the sum of 
one thousand, one hundred and eighty-two dollars and fifty cents, 
($1182.50) for said purpose, on petition of George and Frank 
Cairns and others. 

(Disapproved). Preliminary requirements of Board of Survey 
and Selectmen incomplete. 

Article 35. To see if the town will accept as a public way and 
name, Lincoln Circle, one hundred eighty feet running northerly 
from Shawsheen Road, plan on file with the Board of Survey, 

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dated May, 1940, drawn by Morse, Dickinson & Goodwin, C.E., 
on petition of George R. Cairns and others. 

Article 36. To see if the town will vote to purchase of George 
and Frank Cairns the water mains with appurtenances thereto 
belonging, now laid in said street known as Lincoln Circle, run- 
ning northerly from Shawsheen Road, provided the town votes to 
accept said road as a public way and to appropriate the sum of six 
hundred and thirty-two dollars and fifty cents (S632.50) for said 
purpose, on petition of George and Frank Cairns and others. 

(Disapproved). Preliminary requirements of Board of Survey 
and Selectmen incomplete. 

Article 37. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to eliminate a dangerous bend on Highland Road near 
the Phillips Academy property and appropriate the sum of fifteen 
hundred ($1500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Joseph Myatt 
and others. 

(Disapproved). No one appeared before committee to explain 
article. 

Article 38. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to widen Dascomb Road from Clark Road to a point 
beyond the house of Mr. W'alter E. Curtis and appropriate the 
sum of sixteen hundred ($1600.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
William J. Riley and others. 

(Disapproved). No one appeared before committee to explain 
article. 

Article 39. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of High 
Plain Road and Beacon Street along Beacon Street, a distance of 
approximately fifteen hundred feet and appropriate the sum of 
two thousand five hundred and sixty ($2560.00) dollars therefor, 
providing W.P.A. labor is available, on petition of Carl Stevens 
and others. 

(Approved). $1280.00 (Provided distance to be 750 ft. and 
that 2 houses are built this year.) 

Article 40. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lie Works tO extend the water main from the corner of River Road 

and Brundrett Avenue along Brundretl Avenue a distance o\ tif- 

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teen hundred feet to the property of Jacob Shlakis and appropriate 
the sum of two thousand three hundred and fifty ($2350.00) dol- 
lars therefor, providing W.P.A. labor is available, on petition of 
Alghi Shlakis and others. 
(Disapproved) 

Article 41. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of Brundrett 
Avenue and River Road along Brundrett Avenue to the property 
of Mr. Henry Robidoux and appropriate the sum of twenty-one 
hundred ($2100.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Henry Robi- 
doux and others. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 42. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of Sunset 
Rock Road and Spring Grove Road along Spring Grove Road a 
distance of approximately two hundred and seventy feet and ap- 
propriate the sum of nine hundred and eighty ($980.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of George B. Home and others. 

(Approved) 

Article 43. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the dead end on Vine 
Street along Vine Street a distance of eight hundred and thirty- 
two feet and appropriate the sum of eighteen hundred ($1800.00) 
dollars therefor, providing W.P.A. labor is available, on petition 
of Edward A. Doyle and others. 

(Disapproved). No one appeared before committee to explain 
article. 

Article 44. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to provide and maintain Andover Skating Areas during 
the cold weather until the Town Meeting in 1942, and appropriate 
the sum of eight hundred ($800.00) dollars therefor and establish 
this item as part of the regular budget, on petition of the Com- 
mittee for Co-ordinated Recreation. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 45. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) dollars to be used 

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for the improvement of the grounds surrounding the Shawsheen 
School under the supervision of the School Committee, on petition 
of the Planning Board. 
(Disapproved) 

Article 46. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen, the 
Board of Health and the Committee appointed at the Town Meet- 
ing in 1940 to survey the matter of disposal of garbage, rubbish 
and ashes, or all or any of them, to contract on behalf of the town, 
for a term of not more than three (3) years, for the collection and 
disposal of its garbage, refuse and offal, and will appropriate the 
sum of $12000.00 for the cost of such collection and disposal for 
the current year, on petition of John M. MacKenzie and others. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 47. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of $1000.00 to begin the writing of a town history under the 
supervision of the Andover Historical Society, for publication in 
1946, on petition of William A. Trow and others. 

(Disapproved). Sufficient data not presented for entire cost 
of project. 

Article 48. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to cut back the corner so as to give a better angle of 
vision on Salem Street near the property of Mr. John Schemer 
and appropriate the sum of six hundred and twenty-five ($625.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of John Schemer and others. 

(Disapproved). Recommend same to be done by Board of 
Public Works. 

Article 49. To see if the town will vote to accept from Smith 
P. and Lilla Burton on agreement to furnish the Town oi Andover 
an easement allowing the laying and maintaining of a drainage 
system across their land from Elm Street to High Street and raise 
and appropriate the sum of $1200.00 to be spent under the direc- 
tion of the Board of Public Works in making a Burvey, plans and 
studies including a report with a view of providing suitable sani- 
tary and surface drainage Mructures to adequately sen e that area 
of the town, bounded on the west 1>\ High Street, Cheever Circle 

and Pine Street, on the north by Haverhill Street, on the east by 
North Andover Town Line and on the south by Summer Street. 

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All the above in accordance with local and State Board of 
Health requirements, on petition of Frederick E. Cheever and 
others. 

(Disapproved). Believe cost should be borne by others. 

Article 50. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to construct a sidewalk on the southerly side of Haver- 
hill Street from Enmore Street to High Street and appropriate the 
sum of twelve hundred and fifty ($1250.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of Philip F. Leslie and others. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 51. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to repair cement sidewalks and line up curbing on 
streets in Shawsheen Village and appropriate the sum of fifteen 
hundred ($1500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of A. Norman 
Warhurst and others. 

(Disapproved). Recommend matter be taken up with Board of 
Public Works. 

Article 52. To see if the town will amend the Zoning By-Law 
by the adoption of the following : 

Amend Section XII paragraph No. 4 to read 

4. Permit conversion of a one-family or a two-family house 
existing at the time this By-Law is adopted into a two-family or 
apartment house, on petition of the Planning Board. 

Article 53. To see if the town will amend its Zoning By-Laws 
by extending northerly the business district on the easterly side of 
North Main Street from the present termination thereof, about 
opposite the southerly line of Lewis Street, so as to include in the 
said business district the following land, with the buildings there- 
on, owned by the trustees under the will of Jacob W. Barnard, to 
wit: 

A certain tract of land, with the buildings thereon, situated on 
the easterly side of North Main Street and bounded southerly 
ninety-two feet more or less by the present business district; 
easterly two hundred seventy-one feet more or less by an embank- 
ment wall at the westerly bound of land now or formerly of 
Henry W. Barnard, of land now or formerly of Daniel and Mary 
Hart, of land now or formerly of one McCarthy, and of land now 

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or formerly of one Barrett; northerly seventy feet more or less by 
land now or formerly of one Kydd, and ninety-eight feet more or 
less by land now or formerly of one Crowley; westerly two hun- 
dred ninety-nine feet more or less by North Main Street, on peti- 
tion of Foster C. Barnard and others. 

Article 54. To see if the town will change Article IX Building 
Laws, Section 12, Height of Building, the last sentence (In no 
wooden tenement house hereafter erected shall any story or any 
part thereof above the second story be occupied or arranged for 
housekeeping independently of the lower stories nor shall any pro- 
vision be made for cooking nor shall any cooking be done above 
the second story) to read, where there is a front and rear exit to 
a third story building, provision may be made to be occupied and 
arranged for housekeeping and cooking, on petition of Patrick J. 
Hannon and others. 

Article 55. To see if the town will vote to permit Temple 
Emanuel, a corporation organized under the laws of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, to use as a cemetery, for the burial 
of human bodies, a certain tract of land, approximately seven (7) 
acres, situated in the Northerly part of the Town of Andover, 
near the boundary line of the City of Lawrence ; being part of a 
parcel known as Currier Farm, as shown on a plan described as 
"Proposed Cemetery Location in former Currier Farm, Andover 
and Lawrence, Mass., dated September, 1940, Dana W. Clark, 
C.E. and as approved and restricted by Andover Board of Ap- 
peals, on petition of Samuel Resnik and others. 

Article 56. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name Moraine Street as approved by the Board of Sur- 
vey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown on plan en- 
titled "Plan of Moraine Street, Andover, Mass." made January, 
1941 by Dana W. Clark, C.E., on petition of William Nicoll and 
others. 

Article 57. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to install a sewer line, beginning at the sewer line on 
Red Spring Road and extending along Moraine Street a distance 
of approximately seven hundred feet and appropriate the sum of 
twenty-one hundred (S2 100.00) dollars therefor, and assess better- 

245 



men ts upon the estates benefited by the above extension, on peti- 
tion of William Nicoll and others. 

(Disapproved). Preliminary requirements of Board of Survey 
and Selectmen incomplete. 

Article 58. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to shape up, gravel and hard surface Moraine Street 
from the corner of Red Spring Road a distance of approximately 
seven hundred (700) feet and appropriate the sum of five hundred 
and forty ($540.00) dollars therefor, on petition of William Nicoll 
and others. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 59. To see if the town will vote to sell the property 
acquired by deed of the Collector of Taxes, dated December 11, 
1937, recorded North Essex District Registry of Deeds, Book 612, 
page 115. 

Article 60. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of Porter 
Road and Abbot Street along Abbot Street a distance of five 
hundred feet and appropriate the sum of one thousand four hun- 
dred and twenty-five ($1425.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
Louis G. Conkey and others. 

(Disapproved). No definite data given for requirements of 
same. 

Article 61. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end on Abbot Street, near cemetery entrance, a distance of four 
hundred feet, and appropriate the sum of five hundred and eighty 
($580.00) dollars therefor, provided W.P.A. labor is available, on 
petition of Walter R. Selfridge and others. 

(Approved) 

Article 62. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name Bradley Avenue as approved by the Board of Sur- 
vey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown on plan en- 
titled "Plan of Subdivision and New Street, Andover, Mass., 
made June, 1940 by Dana W. Clark, C.E. " 

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Article 63. To see if the town will vote to purchase of Walter 
S. Walker, the water mains with appurtenances thereto belonging, 
now laid in said street, known as Bradley Avenue, provided the 
town votes to accept said road as a Public Way and to appropriate 
the sum of $443.64 for said purpose, on petition of Walter S. 
Walker and others. 

(Disapproved). Preliminary requirements of Board of Survey 
and Selectmen incomplete. 

Article 64. To see if the town will vote to purchase from Karl 
C. Killorin a certain piece of land on Lowell Street easterly of the 
Haggetts Pond pumping station land, beginning at the corner of a 
fence on the northerly side of Lowell Street along said fence 
northerly four hundred feet more or less to the shore of Haggetts 
Pond, then northeasterly along the shore of Haggetts Pond two 
hundred twenty-five feet more or less, then southeasterly one 
hundred twenty feet more or less to a fence, then easterly along 
fence one hundred feet more or less, then southerly four hundred 
feet more or less to fence and land of Hill, then westerly four 
hundred eighteen feet along fence to point of beginning containing 
three acres plus, and appropriate $1250.00 for said purchase on 
petition of Karl C. Killorin and others. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 65. To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Article 66. To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Article 67. To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

There is the usual uncertainty at this season of the year re- 
garding the Town's receipts. In view of that fad 

WE DO HOWEVER CALL TO VOIR ATTENTION 

This year's recommended expenditures exceed last year's 
actual appropriation by about $9500 00 

AND 

Last year you were able to vote $15000.00 from Free Cash to- 
ward the reduction of the tax rate. 

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The amount available from this source this year cannot be 
determined at time of going to press. However it seems likely 
that the same amount will be available this year. 

We therefore emphasize to you the fact that even though your 
expenditures are kept down to our recommendations — 

YOUR TAX RATE WILL INCREASE 

UNLESS 
State and County assessments are reduced below those of last 
year, and 

UNLESS 
Your receipts (other than those from regular taxes) increase 
over those of last year. 



Total 



SUMMARY 

Actual Recommended 

Approp. Appro p. Increase 

1940 1941 1941 

$668869.28 $678385.43 $9516.15 



Actual taxable valuation for 1940 
Estimated taxable valuation for 1941 



$15756782.00 
15906782.00 



Tax Rate 1934 $29.50 Tax Rate 1937 $26.80 

Tax Rate 1935 29 . 20 Tax Rate 1938 29 . 00 

Tax Rate 1936 29.20 Tax Rate 1939 . 30.00 

Tax Rate 1940— $30.00 

HARVEY G. TURNER, Chairman 
RALPH A. WOODCOCK, Secretary 
HUGH BULLOCK 
MITCHELL C. JOHNSON 
JOSEPH M. HARGEDON 
CHARLES P. GABELER 
GEORGE A. STANLEY, JR. 



248 



TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1941 



INDEX 





PAGE 




PAGE 


Accounting Taxes and Assessments 103 


Fire Department 


68, 148 


Aid to Dependent Children 


84 


Forest Fires 


72 


American Legion Quarters 


94 






Andover Post 2128 V.F.W. 


95 


General Government 




Animal Inspector 


65,156 


Election and Registration 


66 


Appropriations for 1941 


52 


Municipal 'Buildings 


67 


Armistice Day 


95 


Town Officers 


4 


Assessments and Receipts (B.P.W.) 107 






Assessors 


63, 134 


Highways 


76 


Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 


134 






Municipal Properties and Public 


Insurance 


95 


Improvements 


135 


Interest 


101 


Balance Sheet 


120 


Jury List 


164 


Board of Appeals 


138 






Board of Health 


72, 152 


Memorial Day 


95 


Board of Public Welfare 


82, 145 


Memorial Hall Library 


91,167 


Aid to Dependent Children 


84 


Certificate of A uditors 


168 


Infirmary 


87, 147 


Library Statistics 


177 


Old Age Assistance 


86 


Report of Librarian 


169 


Soldiers' Relief 


89 


Report of Trustees 


168 


State Aid 


88 


Military Aid 


88 


Board of Public Works 


179 


Milk Inspector 


154 


Accounts Receivable 


112 


Moderator 


65 


Assessments and Receipts 


107 


Moth Suppression 


71,159 


Highways 


76 


Moth Assessments 


106 


Sewers 


75 


Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 


105, 134 


Snow Removal and Sanding 


79 


Municipal Buildings 


67 


Water Maint. and Construction 


Municipal Properties and Public 




96,97 


Improvements 


135 


Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 






Building Inspector 


70, 157 


Old Age Assistance 


86 






Overlay 


111 


Cemetery Funds 


114 






Civilian Defense 


67 


Parks and Playgrounds 


92 






Planning Board 


66, 136 


Damages to Persons and Property 94 


Playground Committee 


93, 141 


Departmental Accounts Receivable 112 


Police Department 


67, 150 


Dog Officer 


65 


Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 


94 






Printing Town Reports 


96 


Election and Registration 


66 


Public Dump 
Purification Plant 


74 
74 


Essex County Tuberculosis 








Hospital 
Excess and Deficiency Account 


74 
113 


Receipts for 1941 


56 


Expenditures for 1941 


61 


Reserve Fund 
Retirement Report 


102 
143 


Finance Committee 
Finance Committee Recom- 


65 


*School Department 


89 


mendations 


199 


♦Also see School Report 





PAGE 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

70,162 

Selective Service Board 142 

Selectmen 61 

Sewers 75 

Assessments . 107 

Sidewalk Assessments 107 

Snow Removal and Sanding 79 

Soldiers' Relief 89 

Special Election 42 

Special Primary 36 

Spring Grove Cemetery 100, 161 

State Aid 88 

State Audit 47 

Street Lighting 80 

Tax Collector 63, 126 

Moth Assessments 106 

Summary of Tax Collector's Cash 

Account 133 

Tax Title Account 104 

Town Accountant 51, 62 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 103 

Appropriations for 19-11 52 

Balance Sheet 120 

Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 112 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 1 12 
Director of Accounts 47 

Excess and Deficiency Account 113 
Expenditures for 1941 61 



John Cornell Fund 
Maturing Debt 
Overlay 

Receipts for 1941 
Reserve Fund 
Town Debt 



PAGE 

113 
101 
111 
56 
102 
119 



^Trustees of Punchard Free School 1 16 
Water Accounts Receivable 1 12 



Town Clerk 

Town Counsel 

Town Debt 

Town Infirmary 

Town Meetings 
Proceedings 
Special Meeting 
Warrants 

Town Officers 

Town Physician 

Town Scales 

Treasurer 

Tree Warden 

Trust Funds 



46, 64 

65 

119 

87, 147 



12 



16 

39 

199 

4 

156 

96 

62, 125 

71, 158 

115 



*Trustees of Punchard Free School 1 16 



Vital Statistics 



46 



Water Accounts Receivable 112 

Water Maint. and Construction 96, 97 

Wire Inspector 70, 163 

*Also see School Report 



Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Moderator 
FREDERICK BUTLER 

Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 
"HOWELL F. SHEPARD Term expires 1943 

J. EVERETT COLLINS, Secretary "■ " 1944 

ROY E. HARDY, Chairman . " " 1942 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

ARTHUR W. COLE, Agent, Bureau of Old Age Assistance and 
Welfare Board 

Board of Assessors 
*HOWELL F. SHEPARD Term expires 1943 

J. EVERETT COLLINS " " 1944 

ROY E. HARDY, Chairman " " 1942 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Assistant Assessors and Registrars 
EDITH R. H. KITCHIN JOHN J. DOYLE 

CHARLES S. COOK JAMES D. DOHERTY 

CARL N. LINDSAY MAY L. NOYES 

Town Clerk 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW Term expires 1942 

Collector of Taxes 
JAMES P. CHRISTIE Term expires 1943 

Treasurer 
THAXTER EATON Term expires 1944 

Town Accountant Town Counsel 

MARY COLLINS ARTHUR SWEENEY 

Board of Retirement 

MARY COLLINS, Chairman Term expires 1943 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND " " 1943 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Secretary " " 1941 

"Resigned 



Burial Agent, Soldiers and Sailors 
FRANCIS P. MARKEY 

Board of Public Works 

SIDNEY P. WHITE, Chairman Term expires 1944 

JOHN H. PLAYDON, Secretary " " 1942 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1942 

WILLIAM F. BARRON " " 1943 

JOHN P. WHITE " " 1943 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD, Superintendent 
EDWARD R. LAWSON, Assistant Superintendent 

School Committee 
FREDERICK C. SMITH, Chairman 
KATHERINE A. BALDWIN 
*ALBERT C. MORRIS 
HAROLD T. HOUSTON 
ARTHUR R. LEWIS, Secretary 
JULIE S. MUSK 
WILLIAM A. DOHERTY 
JOHN M. ERVING 
MALCOLM B. McTERNEN 
KENNETH L. SHERMAN, Superintendent 

Attendance Officer School Physician 

JOHN CAMPBELL PHILIP W. BLAKE, M.l>. 

Athletic Medical Director School Nurse 

HARRY B. EAST, M.D. EDITH MORETON, R.N. 

Director, Continuation School 
CARL M. GAHAN 

Board of Health 
PERCY J. LOOK, M.D., Chairman Term expires 1943 

FRANKLIN II. STACEY, Secretary " " 1942 

GEORGE G. BROWN 1941 

I.OTTA M. JOHNSON, R.N., Nurse and Agent 
ALFRED C. STACEY, B.T.C., Milk Inspector 

Resigned 



Term 

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expires 

< < 


i 1944 
1944 


<< 


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1944 


<< 


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1942 


a 


a 


1942 


a 


1 1 


1942 


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1943 


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1943 


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1943 



Inspector of Slaughtering 
RAY S. YOUMANS 

Inspector of Buildings Inspector of Plumbing 

JOHN J. DRISCOLL JOSEPH P. NOLAN 

Planning Board and Board of Survey 
WALTER M. LAMONT, Chairman Term expires 1945 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1946 

SIDNEY P. WHITE " " 1942 

HERBERT LEWIS " " 1943 

WALTER TOMLINSON " " 1944 

Inspector of Wires Sealer of Weights and Measures 

WILLIAM J. YOUNG LEWIS N. MEARS 

WILLIAM C. BROWN, Deputy 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY, Chairman Term expires 1943 

*GEORGE F. SAWYER, Secretary and Treasurer 

" 1948 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN " " 1942 

HENRY G. TYER " " 1944 

BURTON S. FLAGG " " 1945 

CLAUDE M. FUESS " " 1946 

MARY BYERS SMITH " " 1947 

MIRIAM PUTNAM, Librarian 

Trustees of Pun chard Free School 
REY. FREDERICK B. NOSS, President 
REV. DONALD H. SAVAGE 
REV. ALBERT C. MORRIS 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Clerk and Treasurer 
WILLIAM A. TROW Term expires 1943 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON " " 1943 

HENRY G. TYER " " 1943 

CHARLES C. KIMBALL " " 1943 

* Resigned 



Trustees of Cornell Fund 

EDWARD P. HALL Term expires 1944 

ARTHUR W. COLE " " 1942 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER, Treasurer " " 1943 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

FRANK R. PETTY, Chairman Term expires 1942 

CLIFFORD W. DUNNELLS " " 1944 

FRED G. CHENEY " " 1942 

WALTER E. CURTIS " " 1943 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER " " 1943 
JESSE E. WEST, Superintendent 

Board of Registrars 
RALPH A. BAILEY, Chairman Term expires 1942 

JOHN W. STARK " " 1944 

FRANCIS D. HURLEY " " 1943 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Street Lighting Committee 
ERNEST R. EDWARDS, Chairman 

WILLIAM H. MERCHANT 
ELDON E. STARKE CHESTER A. JOHNSON 

JOSEPH T. REMMES 

Finance Committee 
HARVEY G. TURNER, Chairman HUGH BULLOCK 

RALPH A. WOODCOCK, Secretary 

CHARLES B. GABELER 
MITCHELL JOHNSON JOSEPH M. HARGEDON 

Supervised Play Committee 
STAFFORD LINDSAY, Chairman HARRY I. EMMONS 
CHARLES J. BAILEY RICHARD O'BRIEN 

JAMES GILLEN MRS. GEORGE G. BROWN 

HAROLD L. PETERS FRANCIS P. MARKED 

Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 
GEORGE R. ABBOTT 

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Pomps Pond Committee 

GEORGE G. BROWN, Chairman 

GORDON B. ELLIOTT EDWARD LEFEBVRE 

Board of Appeals 

JAMES S. EASTHAM, Chairman Term expires 1943 

ROY E. HARDY, Secretary " " 1941 

WALTER M. LAMONT " "1942 

EDWARD P. HALL Associate member 
WALTER C. TOMLINSON 

Town Physician 
JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M.D. 

Fire Department 
CHARLES E. BUCHAN, Chief 
LESTER HILTON, Deputy Chief 

Central Station — Permanent Men 
ALBERT COLE, Lieutenant TIMOTHY MADDEN 

KERR SPARKS ALEXANDER MACKENZIE 

HENRY POMEROY JOHN COLE 

Central Station — Call Men 
FREDERICK L. COLLINS, Captain 
WILLIAM COLLINS EARL URBAN 

WILLIAM ROSS EDWARD DOWNS 

WINTHROP K. WHITE HERBERT BROWN 

ROBERT JACKSON ARCHIBALD MACLAREN 

JAMES WILLIAMS HARRY M. HAYWARD 

Station No. 2 — Permanent Men 
RALPH BAKER GORDON COUTTS 

Station No. 2— Call Men 
JAMES OLDROYD, Lieutenant 
CHARLES MURNANE FOSTER MATTHEWS 

HENRY PLATT HOWARD L. COLBATH 

PATRICK MURNANE 

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Forest Warden 
CHARLES E. BFCHAN 

Police Department 
GEORGE A. DANE. Chief 

Sergeants 
WILLIAM R. HICKEY DAVID NICOLL 

JAMES WALKER DAVID GILLESPIE 

JOHN DEYERMOND CARL STEVENS 

ARTHUR JOWETT FRANK McBRIDE 

GEORGE F. DFFTON WILLIAM STEWART 

JOSEPH A. DAVIS 

Reserve Officers 

ALAN G. CHADWICK GEORGE S. L. WALDIE 

JAMES LYNCH JOSEPH E. O'BRIEN 

Provisional Temporary Officers 

JOHN CAMPBELL GEORGE N. SPARKS 

DAVID M. MAY ROBERT DOBBIE 

EUGENE R. ZALLA WINTHROP K. WHITE 

william j. McCarthy 

HERBERT H. LYLE, Dog Officer 

Constables 

Terms expire 1941 

GEORGE A. DANE J. LEWIS SMITH 

GEORGE \. SPARKS 

J. LEWIS SMITH, Civil Constable 

Inspector of A nitnals 
MDMA P. WHITE 

Surveyors of Wood, Hark ami Lun 
EDWARD s. HARDY JOSEPH 1. PI 1 M \\ 



Public Weighers 
BENJAMIN JAQUES LOUIS BEAULIEU 

JEROME W. CROSS BERNARD L. McDONALD 

HERBERT W. AUTY GUY B. HOWE 

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE WENDELL H. KYDD 

HENRY BURBINE W. GORDON COUTTS 

FRED MacCORD 

Fence Viewers 
GEORGE A. DANE 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD RAYMOND L. BUCHAN 

Town of Andover 

Population— 1940 Census, 11,077 

Registered Voters — 1941, 6,657 

Political subdivisions including Andover 
Senators 
DAVID I. WALSH— Clinton 

HENRY CABOT LODGE, Jr.— Beverly 

Seventh Congressional District 
THOMAS J. LANE, 92 Abbott St., Lawrence, Mass. 

Fifth Councillor District 
JAMES A. DONOVAN, 12 Ridge Rd., Lawrence 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
FRANK D. BABCOCK, 4 Nichols Street, Haverhill 

Representatives 
Fourth Essex Representative District 
J. EVERETT COLLINS, 35 Summer Street, Andover 
HAROLD S. PEDLER, 174 Broadway, Methuen 

RAYMOND W. SCHLAPP, 41 Elm Street, Methuen 

Essex County Commissioners 
FREDERICK BUTLER, Andover 

C. F. NELSON PRATT, Saugus 

J. FRED MANNING, Lynn 

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Selective Service 

Local Board No. 3 Town Hall, Andover, Mass. 

Representing Andover, Boxford, and North Andover. 

The Board has five voting members: 
HUGH BULLOCK, Andover 

HENRY S. HOPPER, Andover (Secretary) 
CORNELIUS J. MAHONEY, North Andover 
WALTER K. MORSS, Boxford 

SAMUEL F. ROCKWELL, North Andover (Chairman) 



E. BARTON CHAPIN, Government Appeal Agent 
DR. PHILIP W. BLAKE, Examining Physician 
DR. JOHN J. HARTIGAN, Examining Physician 

DR. WILLIAM A. FLEMING, Examining Physician 

(Dental) 
ARTHUR W. COLE, Re-employment Agent 
CLINTON H. STEVENS, Chief Clerk 
LAURETTA S. WILSON, Stenographer 

To advise and assist registrants in preparing questionnaires, 
claims, etc., there is an Advisory Board for Registrants- — 

JAMES S. EASTHAM, Andover, Chairman 
ROY E. HARDY, Andover 

C. CARLETON KIMBALL, Andover 

There are also several Associate Members. 



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Annual Town Meeting 

MARCH 3, 1941 



Agreeably to a warrant signed by the Selectmen, February 10th, 
1941 the inhabitants of the Town of Andover qualified to vote in 
elections and town affairs, met and assembled at the designated 
polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, 
viz: The Town Hall in Precinct One; the Square and Compass 
Hall in Precinct Two; the Administration Building, Shawsheen 
Village, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange Hall in Precinct 
Four; the Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale, in Precinct Five; and 
the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in Precinct Six, in said 
Andover, on Monday, the third day of March, 1941 at 7:00 
o'clock A.M. 

Essex, ss. Andover, March 3rd, 1941 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabi- 
tants of said town to meet at the time and places and for the 
purposes stated in said warrant by posting a true and attested 
copy of the same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in 
no less than five other public places where bills and notices are 
usually posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 
Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 

Took up Article One and proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 
The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls were opened at seven o'clock a.m. and closed at seven 
o'clock p.m. The total number of ballots cast was 3574, viz: 
Precinct One, 854; Precinct Two, 836; Precinct Three, 664; 
Precinct Four, 353; Precinct Five, 312; Precinct Six, 555. 

Moderator — One Year 
Precincts 

1 2 3 4 5 6 

639 584 514 292 249 462 Frederick Butler 2740 

2 George E. Lawrence 2 

1 James B. Gillen 1 

215 252 149 61 63 91 Blanks 831 

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1 

738 
116 



719 

135 





Town 


Treasures 


-Three Years 






Precincts 








2 


3 4 


5 6 






687 


548 308 


273 505 


Thaxter Eaton 


3059 


149 


116 45 


39 50 


Blanks 


515 




COLLEC 


tor OF Taxi- 


;s — Two Years 




650 


560 308 


261 499 


James P. Christie 


2997 


ISO 


104 45 


51 56 


Blanks 


577 



Selectman — Three Years 

428 385 402 221 187 295 J. Everett Collins 1918 

410 420 239 114 119 247 P. Le Roy Wilson 1549 

16 31 23 18 6 13 Blanks 107 

Assessor — Three Years 

430 382 395 205 186 293 J. Everett Collins 1891 

407 417 235 124 119 245 P. LeRoy Wilson 1547 

17 37 34 24 7 17 Blanks 136 

School Committee — Three Years 

543 451 416 217 193 396 Katherine A. Baldwin 2216 

314 325 296 171 180 224 Mildred H. Brown 1510 

538 461 354 203 161 340 Albert C. Morris 2057 

612 499 482 244 202 397 Frederick C. Smith 2436 

1 Henry W. Plat t 1 

555 772 444 224 199 308 Blanks 2502 

Board of Public Works— Three Years 

318 445 426 151 94 15S George R. Cairns 1592 

506 361 22.^ 189 209 376 Sidney P. White 1864 

50 30 15 13 9 21 Blanks lis 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library Seven Years 

(.11 555 505 K,^ 228 463 George F. Sawyer 2655 

215 2N5 159 88 84 92 Blanks 919 

Bo \ki> < >i Health Three \ eai - 

\s\ 139 242 193 220 331 George G. Brown 1906 

25o 221 550 108 66 148 Gordon M. Thompson 1146 

L23 175 72 52 26 76 Blanks 

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Tree Warden — One Year 

Precincts 
1 2 3 4 5 6 

532 324 358 210 182 370 George R. Abbott 1976 
304 493 283 137 126 167 Thomas F. Morrissev 1510 
18 19 23 6 4 18 Blanks 88 

Planning Board — Five Years 
668 564 500 285 259 460 Edward P. Hall 2736 

186 272 164 68 53 95 Blanks 838 

Constables — One Year 

706 612 528 278 248 473 George A. Dane 2845 

651 541 491 260 223 436 J. Lewis Smith 2602 

653 579 481 264 265 453 George N. Sparks 2695 

1 William D. Stark 1 

1 Walter York 1 

552 775 492 257 199 303 Blanks 2578 

All the foregoing officers were voted for on one ballot and 
check lists were used. 

Report of Clerk — Precinct One 

March 3rd, 1941 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Rowland L. Luce 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 856/ Number of 
ballots received 1486. Ballot box skipped 2. Number of ballots 
returned 638. Absentee ballots 6. Number of ballots cast 854. 
Police officer on duty, John Campbell. Voted to count ballots at 
9 A.M. 

JOSEPH W. McNALLY, Clerk 

Report of Clerk — Precinct Two 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Joseph A. Mc- 
Carthy. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 840 — 
skipped 4. Number of ballots received 1500. Number of ballots 
returned 664. Number of ballots cast 836. Police officer on duty, 
Robert Dobbie. Voted to count ballots at 8.30 a.m. 

DANA W. CLARK, Clerk 

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Report of Clerk Precinct Three 

Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Stafford A. Lindsay. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened ()()()(). Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Box jumped 1. Ballots box registered when polls closed 
665. Number of ballots received 1346. Number of ballots re- 
turned 682. Number of ballots cast 664. Police officer on duty, 
Joseph E. O'Brien. Voted to count ballots at 7.15 A.M. 

MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 

Report of Clerk — Precinct Foir 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, George \V. Disbrow. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 353. Number of 
ballots received 654. Number of ballots returned 301. Number 
of ballots cast (1 A.V.) 353. Police officer on duty, Joseph A. Davis. 
Voted to count ballots at 10.30 A.M. 

ALFRED BLANCHETTE, Clerk 

Report of Clerk — Precinxt Five 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Clester E. Matthews. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 312. Number of 
ballots received 574. Number of ballots returned 262. Number of 
ballots cast 312. Police officer on duty, George N. Sparks. Voted 
to count ballots at 1 P.M. 

ARTHUR L. MARION. Clerk 

Report of Clere Pre< i\< i Six 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge. Llewellyn 1 >. Pome- 
roy. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polla closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 555. Number <>t" 
ballots received 1110 plus 2 a.v. Number of ballots returned 555 
plus 2 destroyed. Number of ballots cast 555. Puller officer on 
duty. ( ieorge Dufton. Voted to count ballots at ( ).5<> AM 

JOSEPH A. \.\ Mil. Clerk 

After final action of Article ( me tin- said meeting was adjourned 
l>\ virtue ol Section 20, Chapter S ( ) <>t General Laws to Monday, 
March 10th .it 7 o'clock P.M. at the Memorial Auditorium. 

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ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING, MARCH 10, 1941 



The check lists showed that six hundred thirty-three voters 
entered the auditorium. 

The meeting was called to order by Frederick Butler, Moder- 
ator. 

Before taking up the regular business it was the unanimous 
consent of the meeting to admit Miss Florence Gallarane, sten- 
ographer, to record the meeting; also Miss Smith from Abbot 
Academy with her class of eight on Municipal Economics and 

After reading the warrant Moderator Frederick Butler de- 
clared the following result under Article One of March 3rd : 

Frederick Butler elected Moderator for one year. 

Thaxter Eaton elected Town Treasurer for three years. 

James P. Christie elected Collector of Taxes for two years. 

J. Everett Collins elected Selectman for three years. 

J. Everett Collins elected Assessor for three years. 

Katherine A. Baldwin elected member of School Committee for 
three years. 

Albert C. Morris elected member of School Committee for 
three years. 

Frederick C. Smith elected member of School Committee for 
three years. 

Sidney P. White elected member of Board of Public Works for 
three years. 

George F. Sawyer elected trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for seven years. 

George G. Brown elected member of Board of Health for three 
years. 

George R. Abbott elected Tree Warden for one year. 

Edward P. Hall elected member of Planning Board for five 
years. 

George A. Dane elected Constable for one year. 

J. Lewis Smith elected Constable for one year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for one year. 

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Article 2. To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Voted — that Edward P. Hall serve as Trustee of Cornell Fund 
for three years. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected Town Officers 
for the ensuing year. 

Voted — that the salaries of the elected Town Officers for the 
ensuing year be established as follows: 

Chairman, Board of Selectmen S 400.00 

Two members at S300.00 each 600 . 00 
Board of Assessors 

Three members at $400.00 each 1 200 . 00 
Board of Public Welfare 

Three members at S100.00 each 300.00 

Town Clerk 2200.00 

Collector of Taxes 2250 . 00 

Town Treasurer 2500.00 
Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden, combined salary 

for both per week 35.00 
Board of Health 

Chairman 50.00 

Secretary 75.00 

Representing Doctor 100.00 

Secretary, Board of Public Works 100.00 

Treasurer, Library Trustees 100.00 

Treasurer, Punchard Trustees 200.00 

Moderator, per meeting 10.00 

Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall be ap- 
propriated for the following purposes: Appropriation for the 
Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and all departments under their 
control : 

Voted, to appropriate the following stated sums of monej : 
American Legion 600.00 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 600.00 

Armistice I )ay 150.00 

Memorial Day 950 00 

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Aid to Dependent Children 


8700.00 


Soldiers Relief 


4200.00 


Military Aid 


300.00 


State Aid 


450.00 


Old Age Assistance 


30000.00 


Public Welfare 


22000.00 


Retirement Fund 


13200.00 


W.P.A. Material 


1000.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


Elections and Registrations 


2530.00 


Insurance 


11000.00 


Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 


7282.64 


Purification Clam Plant Portion 


100.00 


Pomps Pond 


2200.00 


Public Dump 


825.00 


Printing Town Report 


829.50 


Selectmen 


2250.00 


Treasurer 


3145.00 


(to include the sum of $45. for the purchase of a 


new check pro- 


tector) 




Collector 


4917.00 


Accountant 


2750.00 


Assessors 


4800.00 


Town Clerk 


3175.00 


Moderator 


10.00 


Town Counsel 


750.00 


Finance Committee 


20.00 


Planning Board and Survey 


200.00 


Dog Officer 


225.00 


Animal Inspector 


250.00 


Building Inspector 


525.00 


Town Scales 


175.00 


Inspector of Wires 


425.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


450.00 


Municipal Buildings 


4100.00 


Infirmary 


9300.00 


Moth Suppression 


4500.00 


Police Department 


30607.00 


Fire Department 


30617.00 


Brush Fires 


1000.00 



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Interest 10150.00 

Retirement of Bonds 38000 . 00 

Appropriation for: 

Tree Warden 5000 . 00 

Board of Health 4500.00 

Care of Tubercular Patients 3000 . 00 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 13704.00 

plus dog tax refunds 
Spring Grove Cemetery 9530.40 

(to include the sum of $271.00 for the purchase of a 
motor mower) 
Street Lighting Committee 19211 . 72 

School Committee 1 87979 . 00 

Playground Committee 2000.00 

Appropriation for all Departments under the control 
of the Board of Public Works: 

Highwat Maintenance 49500 . 00 

Water Maintenance 27800 . 00 

Water Construction 1 0500 . 00 

Parks and Playgrounds 4300 . 00 

Sewer Maintenance 5800.00 

Snow Removal and Sanding 15000.00 

$1200.00 of which is to be available for the purchase 
of equipment, if necessary, at the discretion of the 
Board of Public Works. 
Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop Maintenance 5200.00 



Total Departmental $622783.26 

Special Articles 

Article 6— Ladder Truck— Fire Dept. 13500. 0< 

Article 7— Purchase Auto— Fire Dept. 1035 .01 

Article 8 — Two way radio system — Police 1 tept. 2750.04 

Article 10 — Truck — Tree and Moth Dept., with turn-in 

value 935. Ot 

ARTICLE 12 — Purchase two new telemeters B.P.W. 1200. 0( 

Article 13 Repairs, maintenance and improving high- 
ways, under Chapter 90 1000 oi 
Article 15 New Sidewalks B.P.W. 2500 (M 
Article 16 Purchase Lawn mower and wings B.P.W, 700. 04 

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500 


.00 


5000 


00 


8000 


.00 


3750 


.00 


140 


.00 


1500 


.00 


2300 


.00 


4000 


.00 



Article 17 — Purchase — Sewer cleaning devices — B.P.W. 
Article 18— Hard Surface— Gravel Roads— B. PAY. 
Article 19 — Purchase — materials, supervision and 

truck hire in conjunction with Federal and town 

labor— B. PAY. 
Article 20 — River Rd. improvement — B.PAY. 
Article 21 — Purchase lead melting furnace — B.PAY. 
Article 22 — Recondition — Sewer Pumps — B.P.W. 
Article 23 — Sidewalk Mechanical plow — B.P.W. 
Article 24 — Purchase — Sander property 
Article 26 — Purchase Water mains with appurtenances 

Cheever Circle 2326 . 67 

Article 28 — Purchase Water mains with appurtenances 

Foster Circle 2680.00 

Article 39— Water Main Ext. High Plain Rd. and 

Beacon St. with W.P.A. labor 1280.00 

Article 42 — Water Main Ext. Sunset Rock Rd. and 

Spring Grove Rd. in conj. with W.P.A. labor 608 . 00 

Article 61— Water Main Ext. Abbot St. with W.P.A. 

labor 580.00 



Total Special Articles 56284 . 67 

Grand Total S679067.93 

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time after January 1, 1942, in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1942, in ac- 
cordance with Section 4, Chapter 44, General Laws, and to issue 
a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew 
any note so issued for a period of less than one year, in accordance 
with Section 1 7 of said Chapter 44. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time after January 1, 
1942, in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning 
January 1, 1942, in accordance with Section 4, Chapter 44, Gen- 
eral Laws, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable within 
one year, and to renew any note so issued for a period of less than 
one year, in accordance with Section 1 7 of said Chapter 44. 

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Article 6. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
S13,500.00 for the purchase of a ladder truck for use in the Fire 
Department. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate SI 3,500.00 for the purchase of a 
ladder truck for use in the Fire Department. 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
S S1035.00 for the purchase of an automobile for use in the Fire De- 
partment. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate $1035.00 for the purchase of an 
automobile for use in the Fire Department. 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$2750.00 for the purchase of a two-way radio system for installa- 
tion in the Police Department. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate $2750.00 for the purchase of a 
two-way radio system for installation in the Police Department. 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of N S500.00 and authorize the Board of Selectmen to pur- 
chase a hard coal burning stoker for use at the Town Infirmary. 

I j)on motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that Article 9 be withdrawn. 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of nine hundred and thirty-five ($935.00) dollars to be used with 
the turn-in value of an old 1 Yi ton Chevrolet truck, for use in the 
Tree and Moth Department-, on petition of George K. Abbott 
and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Abbott, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to appropriate $935.00, together with the turn-in value of 

an old one and one-hall ton Chevrolet truck lor use in the Tree 
and Moth Departments, for the purchase of a new one and one- 
half ton truck. 

A R 1 1 u.i LI. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of two hundred and seventy-five $275.00 dollar- for the purchase 

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of a power mower to be used by the Tree Department in cutting 
along the roadsides, on petition of George R. Abbott and others. 

Voted, that article be defeated. 

Article 12. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to purchase two new telemeters (one for the high-service 
and another for the low-service reservoirs) and appropriate the 
sum of twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was Voted, 
that the sum of $1200.00 be appropriated for the purchase of two 
new telemeters. 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of one thousand ($1000.00) dollars to be used for main- 
taining, repairing and improving Town Highways under the pro- 
vision of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $1000. to be used for 
maintaining, repairing and improving Town highways under the 
provision of Chapter 90 of the General Laws. 

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to establish a Road 
Machinery Fund, to which shall be credited all receipts received 
for the use or rental of road machinery, the proceeds to be ap- 
propriated as voted by the town for road machinery purposes, or 
take any action in relation thereto, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Upon motion by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was Voted, 
that article be adopted as printed. 

Article 15. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to build new sidewalks and appropriate the sum of 
twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) dollars therefor, at the discretion 
of and on petition of the Board of Public W r orks. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to build new side- 

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walks and appropriate the sum of $2500 therefor, at the discretion 
of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 16. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a lawn mower and also the wings for 
another and appropriate the sum of seven hundred ($700.00) dol- 
lars therefor, and that the price allowed for three old mowers be 
used as part payment for the new mower, on petition of the Board 
of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a lawn 
mower and also the wings for another and appropriate the sum of 
$700 therefor, and that the price allowed for three old mowers be 
used as part payment for the new mower. 

Article 17. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase sewer cleaning devices and appropriate 
the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase 
sewer cleaning devices and appropriate the sum of $500.00 
therefor. 

Article 18. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of five thousand ($5000.00) dollars to be used to 
hard-surface gravel roads which have been built with Federal 
Funds under the direction of and on petition of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of S5000. to be used to 
hard-surface gravel roads which have been built with Federal 
Funds, under the direction of the Board of Public Works. 

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 

the sum of eight thousand (88000. 00) dollars to be used for ma- 
terial, supervision and truck hire, etc., in conjunction with Fed- 
eral and Town Welfare labor which may be allotted, and to be 
spent in any Department at the discretion of and on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 



Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $8000 to be used for 
material, supervision and truck hire, etc., in conjunction with 
Federal and Town Welfare labor which may be allotted, and to be 
spent in any Department at the discretion of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate a sum of thirty-seven hundred and fifty ($3750.00) dollars for 
the improvement of River Road; said money to be used in con- 
junction with any money which may be allotted by the State or 
County, or both, for this purpose, at the discretion of and on peti- 
tion of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate a sum of $3750. for fhe improve- 
ment of River Road; said money to be used in conjunction with 
any money which may be allotted by the State or County, or 
both, for this purpose, at the discretion of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Article 21. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a lead melting furnace and appropriate 
the sum of one hundred and forty ($140.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a 
lead melting furnace and appropriate the sum of $140. therefor. 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of fifteen hundred ($1500.00) dollars to re-condition 
the sewer pumps at the Sewer Pump House on Riverina Road, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $1500. to re-condition 
the sewer pumps at the Sewer Pump House on Riverina Road. 

Article 23. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a sidewalk mechanical plow and ap- 

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propriate the sum of twenty-three hundred ($2300.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to purchase a 
sidewalk mechanical plow and appropriate the sum of $2300 
therefor. 

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to acquire by purchase 
or by eminent domain, the property, comprising approximately 33 
acres of land and the buildings thereon, at or near the junction of 
Chandler Road and Greenwood Road in the West Parish, which 
the late Frederick Sander owned at his death, to be used for the 
disposal of refuse and rubbish, and will appropriate the sum of 
$4000.00 to be used in payment therefor. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Shepard, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to adopt the article as read. (201 voted in the affirmative, 
113 in the negative.) 

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, and name Cheever Circle as approved by the Board of Sur- 
vey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown on plan en- 
titled "Acceptance Plan for a portion of Cheever Circle, Johnson 
Acres," made June, 1940, by Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, 
Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Cheever, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to accept as a Public Way, and name Cheever Circle as 
approved by the Board of Survey, laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen, and shown on plan entitled "Acceptance Plan for a 
portion of Cheever Circle, Johnson Acres," made June, 1940, by 
Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to purchase of Fred E. 
Cheever the water mains, with appurtenances thereto belonging, 
now laid in balance or completion of Cheever Circle, provided the 
town votes to accept said road as Public Way, and to appropriate 

the sum of two thousand three hundred twenty-six dollars and 
sixty-seven cents ($2326.67^ for said purpose, on petition of Fred 
K. Cheever and others. 

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Upon motion made by Mr. Cheever, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to purchase of Fred E. Cheever the water mains, with 
appurtenances thereto belonging, now laid in balance or com- 
pletion of Cheever Circle, and to appropriate the sum of $2326.67 
for said purpose. 

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, and name Foster Circle as approved by the Board of Sur- 
vey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown on plan en- 
titled "Acceptance Plan for Foster Acres," made June, 1940, by 
Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Peters, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to accept as a Public Way, and name Foster Circle as 
approved by the Board of Survey, laid out by the Board of Select- 
men, and shown on plan entitled " Acceptance Plan for Foster 
Acres," made June, 1940, by Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, 
Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to purchase of Howarth 
J. Peters the water mains with appurtenances thereto belonging, 
now laid in Foster Circle, provided the town votes to accept said 
road as a public way, and to appropriate the sum of two thousand 
six hundred eighty ($2680.00) dollars, for said purpose, on petition 
of Howarth J. Peters and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Peters, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to purchase of Howarth J. Peters the water mains with 
appurtenances thereto belonging, now laid in Foster Circle, and 
to appropriate the sum of $2680 for said purpose. 

Upon motion of Mr. Shepard, it was Voted, to take up col- 
lectively Articles 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 56, 57, 58, 62, and 63. 
and it was Voted, that these articles be withdrawn from the war- 
rant. 

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name Elm Court as approved by the Board of Survey, 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown on plan entitled 
"Acceptance Plan for Elm Court," made January, 1941, by 
Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

Article withdrawn. 

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Article 30. To see if the town will vote to accept the lay-out of 
the Board of Selectmen on Burnham Road, westerly of Boston 
and Maine Railroad, according to a plan entitled "Resurvey of 
portions of Burnham Road and York Street," drawn August, 
1940 by Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, 
Mass. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name Highland Avenue as laid out by the Board of .Sur- 
vey as shown on plan and profile entitled " Plan of Highland Ave- 
nue owned by Peter S. Myatt dated, January, 1941 drawn by 
Dana W. Clark, C.E.," on petition of Peter S. Myatt and others. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 32. To see if the Town of Andover will vote to accept 
as a public way and name Iceland Road, as approved by the 
Board of Survey and laid out by the Board of Selectmen as shown 
on plan entitled "Plan and Profile of Iceland Road," dated 
August, 1940, and drawn by John Franklin, C.E. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 33. To see if the town will accept additional part of 
Princeton Avenue, Shawsheen Heights for the length of 520 feet 
running south from Corbett Street to a point or stone bound as a 
public way and shown on a plan on file with the Board of Survey, 
dated January, 1941, drawn by John Franklin, C.E., on petition 
of George R. Cairns and others. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 34. To see if the town will vote to purchase of ( George 
and Frank Cairns the water mains with appurtenances thereto 
belonging, now laid in said street known as Princeton Avenue, 
running southerly off Corbett Street, provided the town votes to 
accept said road as a public way and to appropriate the sum of 
one thousand, one hundred and eighty-two dollars and fifty rents. 

($1182.50) lor -aid purpose, on petition of George and Frank 

Cairns and others. 

.1 Hide withdrawn. 



Article 35. To see if the town will accept as a public way and 
name, Lincoln Circle, one hundred eighty feet running northerly 
from Shawsheen Road, plan on file with the Board of Survey, 
dated May, 1940, drawn by Morse, Dickinson & Goodwin, C.E., 
on petition of George R. Cairns and others. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 36. To see if the town will vote to purchase of George 
and Frank Cairns the water mains with appurtenances thereto 
belonging, now laid in said street known as Lincoln Circle, run- 
ning northerly from Shawsheen Road, provided the town votes to 
accept said road as a public way and to appropriate the sum of six 
hundred and thirty-two dollars and fifty cents ($632.50) for said 
purpose, on petition of George and Frank Cairns and others. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 37. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to eliminate a dangerous bend on Highland Road near 
the Phillips Academy property and appropriate the sum of fifteen 
hundred ($1500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Joseph Myatt 
and others. 

Voted, that article be defeated. 

Article 38. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to widen Dascomb Road from Clark Road to a point 
beyond the house of Mr. Walter E. Curtis and appropriate the 
sum of sixteen hundred ($1600.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
William J. Riley and others. 

Voted, that article be defeated. 

Article 39. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of High 
Plain Road and Beacon Street along Beacon Street, a distance of 
approximately fifteen hundred feet and appropriate the sum of 
two thousand five hundred and sixty ($2560.00) dollars therefor, 
providing W.P.A. labor is available, on petition of Carl Stevens 
and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Stevens, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that the sum of $1280. be raised and appropriated, and the 
water main carried 750 feet, provided W.P.A. labor is available 
and that two houses are started this current year. 

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Article 40. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of River Road 
and Brundrett Avenue along Brundrett Avenue a distance of fif- 
teen hundred feet to the property of Jacob Shlakis and appropriate 
the sum of two thousand three hundred and fifty ($2350.00) dol- 
lars therefor, providing W.P.A. labor is available, on petition of 
Alghi Shlakis and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Turner, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that this article be withdrawn.- 

Article 41. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of Brundrett 
Avenue and River Road along Brundrett Avenue to the property 
of Mr. Henry Robidoux and appropriate the sum of twenty-one 
hundred (S2 100.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Henry Robi- 
doux and others. 

Voted, that article be rejected. 

Article 42. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of Sunset 
Rock Road and Spring Grove Road along Spring Grove Road a 
distance of approximately two hundred and seventy feet and ap- 
propriate the sum of nine hundred and eighty ($980.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of George B. Home and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Turner, and duly seconded, it was Voted, 
that the sum of S608.00 be appropriated to be used in conjunction 
with W.P.A. labor. 

Article 43. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the dead end on Vine 
Street along Vine Street a distance of eight hundred and thirty- 
two feet and appropriate the sum of eighteen hundred ($1800.00 
dollars therefor, providing W.P.A. labor i> available, <>n petition 
of Edward A. Doyle and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Turner, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that article be withdrawn. 

\k i [CLE 44. To see it the town will authorize the Board ^\ Pub- 
lic \\ ork> to provide and maintain Andover Skating Areas during 



the cold weather until the Town Meeting in 1942, and appropriate 
the sum of eight hundred ($800.00) dollars therefor and establish 
this item as part of the regular budget, on petition of the Com- 
mittee for Co-ordinated Recreation. 

Voted, that article be rejected. (158 in the affirmative — 222 in 
the negative.) 

Article 45. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) dollars to be used 
for the improvement of the grounds surrounding the Shawsheen 
School under the supervision of the School Committee, on petition 
of the Planning Board. 

Upon motion of Mr. Squires, and duly seconded, it was Voted, 
that article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 46. To see if the town will authorize the Selectmen, the 
Board of Health and the Committee appointed at the Town Meet- 
ing in 1940 to survey the matter of disposal of garbage, rubbish 
and ashes, or all or any of them, to contract on behalf of the town, 
for a term of not more than three (3) years, for the collection and 
disposal of its garbage, refuse and offal, and will appropriate the 
sum of SI 2000.00 for the cost of such collection and disposal for 
the current year, on petition of John M. MacKenzie and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Squires, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that article 46 be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 47. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the 
sum of SI 000. 00 to begin the writing of a town history under the 
supervision of the Andover Historical Society, for publication in 
1946, on petition of William A. Trow and others. 

Voted, that article be rejected. 

Article 48. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to cut back the corner so as to give a better angle of 
vision on Salem Street near the property of Mr. John Schemer 
and appropriate the sum of six hundred and twenty-five ($625.00) 
dollars therefor, on petition of John Schemer and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Turner, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that the article be dismissed. 

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Article 49. To see if the town will vote to accept from Smith 
P. and Lilla Burton on agreement to furnish the Town of Andover 
an easement allowing the laying and maintaining of a drainage 
system across their land from Elm Street to High Street and raise 
and appropriate the sum of $1200.00 to be spent under the direc- 
tion of the Board of Public Works in making a survey, plans and 
studies including a report with a view of providing suitable sani- 
tary and surface drainage structures to adequately serve that area 
of the town, bounded on the west by High Street, Cheever Circle 
and Pine Street, on the north by Haverhill Street, on the east by 
North Andover Town Line and on the south by Summer Street. 

All the above in accordance with local and State Board of 
Health requirements, on petition of Frederick E. Cheever and 
others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Hammond, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to appoint a special committee to make a survey of the 
drainage, sewerage, and water systems in the Town of Andover, 
without an appropriation. 

Article 50. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to construct a sidewalk on the southerly side of Haver- 
hill Street from Enmore Street to High Street and appropriate the 
sum of twelve hundred and fifty ($1250.00) dollars therefor, on 
petition of Philip F. Leslie and others. 

Voted, that article be rejected. 

Article 51. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to repair cement sidewalks and line up curbing on 
streets in Shawsheen Village and appropriate the sum of fifteen 
hundred ($1500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of A. Norman 
Warhurst and others. 

Voted, that article be rejected. 

Article 52. To see if the town will amend the Zoning By-Law 
by the adoption of the following: 

Amend Section XII paragraph No. 4 to read 

4. Permit conversion of a one-family or a two-family house 
existing at the time this By-Law is adopted into a two-famil} oi 
apartment house, on petition oi the Planning Board. 



Upon motion made by Mr. Lamont, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that article be adopted as read. (In favor 2 18; none opposed) 

Article 53. To see if the town will amend its Zoning By-Laws 
by extending northerly the business district on the easterly side of 
North Main Street from the present termination thereof, about 
opposite the southerly line of Lewis Street, so as to include in the 
said business district the following land, with the buildings there- 
on, owned by the trustees under the will of Jacob W. Barnard, to 
wit: 

A certain tract of land, with the buildings thereon, situated on 
the easterly side of North Main Street and bounded southerly 
ninety-two feet more or less by the present business district; 
easterly two hundred seventy-one feet more or less by an embank- 
ment wall at the westerly bound of land now or formerly of 
Henry W. Barnard, of land now or formerly of Daniel and Mary 
Hart, of land now or formerly of one McCarthy, and of land now 
or formerly of one Barrett ; northerly seventy feet more or less by 
land now or formerly of one Kydd, and ninety-eight feet more or 
less by land now or formerly of one Crowley; westerly two hun- 
dred ninety-nine feet more or less by North Main Street, on peti- 
tion of Foster C. Barnard and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Lamont, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that Article 53 be approved and adopted as read. 

Article 54. To see if the town will change Article IX Building 
Laws, Section 12, Height of Building, the last sentence (In no 
wooden tenement house hereafter erected shall any story or any 
part thereof above the second story be occupied or arranged for 
housekeeping independently of the lower stories nor shall any pro- 
vision be made for cooking nor shall any cooking be done above 
the second story) to read, where there is a front and rear exit to 
a third story building, provision may be made to be occupied and 
arranged for housekeeping and cooking, on petition of Patrick J. 
Hannon and others. 

Voted, that article be defeated. (44 voted in the affirmative, 90 
in the negative.) 

Article 55. To see if the town will vote to permit Temple 
Emanuel, a corporation organized under the laws of the Common- 

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wealth of Massachusetts, to use as a cemetery, for the burial 
of human bodies, a certain tract of land, approximately seven (7) 
acres, situated in the Northerly part of the Town of Andover, 
near the boundary line of the City of Lawrence; being part of a 
parcel known as Currier Farm, as shown on a plan described as 
"Proposed Cemetery Location in former Currier Farm, Andover 
and Lawrence, Mass., dated September, 1940, Dana W. Clark, 
C.E. and as approved and restricted by Andover Board of Ap- 
peals, on petition of Samuel Resnik and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Resnik, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that Article 55 be adopted as read, but striking out the 
ten words following "Dana W. Clark, C.E." 

Article 56. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name Moraine Street as approved by the Board of Sur- 
vey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown on plan en- 
titled "Plan of Moraine Street, Andover, Mass." made January, 
1941 by Dana W. Clark, C.E., on petition of William Nicoll and 
others. 

Voted, under Article 29 to be withdrawn. 

Article 57. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to install a sewer line, beginning at the sewer line on 
Red Spring Road and extending along Moraine Street a distance 
of approximately seven hundred feet and appropriate the sum of 
twenty-one hundred ($2 100.00) dollars therefor, and assess better- 
ments upon the estates benefited by the above extension, on peti- 
tion of William Nicoll and others. 

Voted under Article 29 to be withdrawn. 

Article 58. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to shape up, gravel and hard surface Moraine Street 
from the coiner of Red Spring Road a distance of approximately 
seven hundred ( 700) feel and appropriate the sum of five hundred 
and forty ($540.00) dollars therefor, on petition of William Nicoll 
and others. 

Voted under Article 29 to be withdrawn. 

Article 59. To see if the town will vote to sell the property 
acquired by (\wi\ of the Collector of Taxes, dated I )ecember 1 1 . 

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1937, recorded North Essex District Registry of Deeds, Book 612, 
page 115. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Winslow and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, that Article 59 be adopted as read. 

Article 60. To see if the town will authorize the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to extend the water main from the corner of Porter 
Road and Abbot Street along Abbot Street a distance of five 
hundred feet and appropriate the sum of one thousand four hun- 
dred and twenty-five ($1425.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
Louis G. Conkey and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Turner, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that Article 60 be withdrawn. 

Article 61. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Public Works to extend the water main from the present dead 
end on Abbot Street, near cemetery entrance, a distance of four 
hundred feet, and appropriate the sum of five hundred and eighty 
($580.00) dollars therefor, provided W.P.A. labor is available, on 
petition of Walter R. Selfridge and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Dunnells, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that Article 61 be adopted as read. 

Article 62. To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name Bradley Avenue as approved by the Board of Sur- 
vey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown on plan en- 
titled "Plan of Subdivision and New Street, Andover, Mass., 
made June, 1940 by Dana W. Clark, C.E. " 

Voted, under Article 29 to be withdrawn. 

Article 63. To see if the town will vote to purchase of Walter 
S. W T alker, the water mains with appurtenances thereto belonging, 
now laid in said street, known as Bradley Avenue, provided the 
town votes to accept said road as a Public Way and to appropriate 
the sum of $443.64 for said purpose, on petition of Walter S. 
Walker and others. 

Voted, under Article 29 to be withdrawn. 

Article 64. To see if the town will vote to purchase from Karl 
C. Killorin a certain piece of land on Lowell Street easterly of the 
Haggetts Pond pumping station land, beginning at the corner of a 
fence on the northerly side of Lowell Street along said fence 

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northerly four hundred feet more or less to the shore of Haggetts 
Pond, then northeasterly along the shore of Haggetts Pond two 
hundred twenty-five feet more or less, then southeasterly one 
hundred twenty feet more or less to a fence, then easterly along 
fence one hundred feet more or less, then southerly four hundred 
feet more or less to fence and land of Hill, then westerly four 
hundred eighteen feet along fence to point of beginning containing 
three acres plus, and appropriate SI 250.00 for said purchase on 
petition of Karl C. Killorin and others. 
Voted, that article be rejected. 

Article 65. To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, That all unexpended balances be turned into the treasury 
except the following: 

(1) Articles 30 to 37 inclusive, last year's warrant, 

New water construction $3580 . 57 

Article 38, W.P.A. materials and truck hire 100. 72 

Article 44, Skating Area 177.57 

Article 2 (October— 1938) 

North Main Street project 77.97 

Article 10 (1937) River Road construction accumu- 
lation of several years balances 3807 . 1 7 

(2) That vS15,000 free cash be transferred to the Reserve Fund 

(3) That S18,750 free cash be voted the Assessors to reduce the 
1941 tax rate. 

Article 66. To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Winslow and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, that the report of the Town Officers be accepted and 
placed on file. 

Article 67. To transact any other business that may legally 

come before the meeting. 

Upon motion made b\ Miss Olive Butler, and duly seconded, 

it was Voted, to adjourn. 

The meeting wafi adjourned at 10.45 o'clock l\M. 

The foregoing Is a true record of the doings ol the meeting. 

( iEOR< .1 11. WlNSl OVI . 

Town Clerk 



Special Primary 

DECEMBER 16, 1941 



WARRANT 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. 

to either of the constables of the town of andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Primaries to meet in Square and Compass Club Hall — 
Precinct Two Only, Tuesday, the sixteenth day of December, 
1941 at 12:00 o'clock noon for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Election 
of Candidates of Political Parties for the following purposes : 

Congressman — Seventh Congressional District (to fill a vacancy) 

The polls will be open from 12:00 o'clock noon to 7:00 o'clock 
P.M. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this Seventeenth day of November, 
A.D., 1941. 

ROY E. HARDY 

J. EVERETT COLLINS 

Selectmen of Andover 

Andover, December 16, 1941 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 

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than five other public places where bills and said notices are 
usually posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 
Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Primaries convened in the designated and 
appointed polling place in said Andover on the Sixteenth day of 
December, 1941 at noon, agreeably to the requirements of the 
foregoing warrant, they did bring in their votes as follows: 

REPUBLICAN PARTY 
CONGRESSMAN— SEVENTH DISTRICT (to fill a vacancy) 

John Henry Garvin of 244 Andover St., Lawrence 82 

C. F. Nelson Pratt of 4 Johnston Terr., Saugus 74 

Blanks 23 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY 

CONGRESSMAN— SEVENTH DISTRICT (to fill a vacancy) 

Edward D. Connery of 71 Marlboro St., Chelsea 1 

Joseph B. Harrington of Winter Island Rd., Salem 30 

Thomas J. Lane of 92 Abbott St., Lawrence 413 

Arthur Michael McCarthy of 66 Summit Ave., Winthrop 

J. Fred Manning of 59 Laighton St., Lynn 31 

Alphonsus E. McCarthy of 116 Green St., Lynn 

Frederick J. Myers of 81 Russell St., Boston 

George J. O'Shea of 40 Waverly St., Lynn 1 

V. Frederick Sano of 58 Broad St., Lynn 

Blanks 1 

Republican Vote- 179 Democratic Vote — 477 

REPORT OF CLERK FOR REPUBLICAN PARTY 

Polls opened at 12 M. Warden iii charge, Mark M. Keane. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 656. Number of 
ballots received 840. Number of ballots returned 661. Number 
of ballots cast 1 7 ( ). Police officer on <lm\ . John Campbell. Voted 
to count ballots at 12.45 AM 

JOSEPH \\ M< NALLY, Clerk 
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REPORT OF CLERK FOR DEMOCRATIC PARTY 

Polls opened at 12 M. Warden in charge, Mark M. Keane. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 656. Number of 
ballots received 787. Number of ballots returned 310. Number of 
ballots cast 477. Police Officer on duty, John Campbell. Voted to 
count ballots at 12.45 A.M. 

JOSEPH W. McNALLY, Clerk 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the clerk's 
report on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

George H. Winslow, 

Town Clerk 



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Special Town Meeting 

DECEMBER 29, 1941 



Agreeable to a warrant signed by the Selectmen December 
19th, 1941, the inhabitants of the Town of Andover qualified to 
vote in Town Afiairs met and assembled at the Memorial Audi- 
torium on Monday, the twenty-ninth day of December, 1941 at 
seven o'clock P.M. 

Andover, December 29, 1941 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Lawrence Tribune. Said warrants 
have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 

Moderator Frederick Butler presided and called the meeting to 
order at seven o'clock and proceeded to take up Article 1— 
To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate SI 1 ,500. 00 
to be expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen for 
( 'ivilian Defense as authorized by Chapter 487, Acts of 1941 . 

Voted — to appropriate $11,500.00 from Reserve Fund to be 
expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen for 
Civilian Defense as authorized by Chapter 487, Acts of 1941. 

Article 2 -To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a large flat body heavy-duty dump 
truck, equipped with a twenty-ton winch and appropriate 
$6050.00 therefor, on petition of the Hoard of Public Work-. 

Voted to authorize the Board of Public- Works to purchase 
a large flat body heavy-duty dump truck, equipped with a twenty- 
ton winch .ind appropriate $6050.00 therefor. 

Voted— to take up Articles 3 and \ jointl) : 

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Article 3 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $1325.00 to be expended under the direction of the Board 
of Public Works for Civilian Defense as authorized by Chapter 
487, Acts of 1941. 

Article 4 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $2068.00 to be expended under the direction of the Tree 
Warden for Civilian Defense as authorized by Chapter 487, 
Acts of 1941. 

Voted — to raise and appropriate $1600.00 to be expended 
under the direction of the Board of Public Works for Civilian- 
Defense as authorized by Chapter 487, Acts of 1941. 

Article 5 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate $549.60 to pay bills for tuition, contracted for during 1937, 
1938 and 1939 with the Town of North Reading, on petition of 
the School Committee. 

Voted — to refer to Annual Town Meeting. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of River 
Road and Brundrett Avenue along Brundrett Avenue, a distance 
of sixteen hundred feet to the property of Jacob Shlakis and ap- 
propriate the sum of $4925.00 therefor, on petition of Alghi 
Shlakis and others. 

Voted — -to indefinitely postpone. 

Article 7 — To see if the town will accept the completion of 
Princeton Avenue, Shawsheen Heights, running south from 
Corbett Street to a point or stone bound, as a public way and 
shown on plan on file with the Board of Survey, dated January, 
1941, drawn by John Franklin, C.E., on petition of George R. 
Cairns and others. 

Voted — to refer to Annual Town Meeting. 

Article 8 — To see if the town will vote to purchase of George 
and Frank Cairns, the water mains with the appurtenances 
thereto belonging, now laid in said street known as Princeton 
Avenue, running southerly off Corbett Street, providing the 

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town votes to accept said avenue as a public way and to appro- 
priate the sum of SI 182.50 for said purpose, on petition of George 
and Frank Cairns and others. 

Voted — to refer to Annual Town Meeting. 

Article 9 — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

Voted— at 8.20 P.M. to adjourn. 

Attest: 

George H. Win slow, 

Town Clerk 



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Special Election 

DECEMBER 30, 1941 



WARRANT 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. 

to either of the constables of the town of andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in Elections to meet and assemble at the designated 
polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six, 
viz: The Town Hall in Precinct One; the Square and Compass 
Club Hall in Precinct Two; the Administration Building, Shaw- 
sheen Village, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange' Hall in 
Precinct Four; the Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale, in Precinct 
Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in Precinct Six, in 
said Andover, on Tuesday, the 30th day of December, 1941 at 
12 o'clock noon, for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Election Officers for the Election 
of a Representative in Congress for the Seventh Congressional 
District, to fill a vacancy for the remainder of the present term. 

The polls will be open from 12 o'clock noon until 7:00 o'clock 
P.M. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant by posting attested 
copies and publication thereof, seven days at least before the 
time and place of said meeting as directed by the By-Laws of the 
town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon, at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twenty-fourth day of November, 
A.D., 1941. 

ROY E. HARDY 

J. EVERETT COLLINS 

Selectmen of Andover 

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Andover, December 30th, 1941 

Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of 
the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabi- 
tants of said town, to meet at the time and place and for the 
purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested 
copy of the same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and 
in no less than five other public places where bills and notices 
are usually posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. 
Said warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE N. SPARKS, Constable 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, 
qualified to vote in elections at the designated polling places in 
Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six in said Andover 
on the 30th day of December, 1941 at 12 o'clock noon agreeably 
to the requirements of the foregoing warrant they did bring in 
their votes as follows : 

CONGRESSMAN— SEVENTH DISTRICT 









(to fill 


vacancy) 






Precincts 












1 


2 3 


4 


5 


6 


James Jack Green 




98 


340 157 


75 


84 


61 


Thomas J. Lane 


915 


50 


29 56 


12 


13 


19 


C. F. Nelson Pratt 


179 


1 


2 




Total 


1 
vote- 


Blanks 
-1098 


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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

December 30th. 1041 

Polls opened at 12 A.M. Warden in charge, Roland L. Luce. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened oooo. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 249. Number oi 
ballots received 1872. Number of ballots returned 1623. Number 
of ballots cast 249. Police Officer on duty, John Campbell. 
Voted to count ballots at 1.35 P.M. 

PATRICK J. B \KUl IT. .1 ting Clerk 



REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

December 30th, 1941 
Polls opened at 12 A.M. Warden in charge, Mark M. Keane. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 371. Number of 
ballots received 1900. Number of ballots returned 1529. Num- 
ber of ballots cast 371. Police Officer on duty, Robert Dobbie. 
Voted to count ballots at 11.30 A.M. 

JAMES D. DOHERTY, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

December 30th, 1941 
Polls opened at 12 A.M. Warden in charge, Stafford A. Lindsay. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 213. Number of 
ballots received 1700. Number of ballots returned 1487. Number 
of ballots cast 213. Police Officer on duty Joseph O'Brien. Voted 
to count ballots at 12.40 P.M. 

MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

December 30th, 1941 
Polls opened at 12 A.M. Warden in charge George W. Disbrow. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 87. Number of 
ballots received 856. Number of ballots returned 769. Number 
of ballots cast 87. Police Officer on duty, Carl H. Stevens. Voted 
to count ballots at 4.45 P.M. 

JOHN F. GOLDEN, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FIVE 

December 30th, 1941 
Polls opened at 12 A.M. W T arden in charge, Clester E. Mat- 
thews. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 98. Number of 
ballots received 800. Number of ballots returned 703. Number 
of ballots cast 97. Police officer on duty, George N. Sparks. 
Voted to count ballots at 4.15 P.M. 

ARTHUR L. MARION, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT SIX 

December 30th, 1941 

Polls opened at 12 A.M. Warden in charge, Carl N. Lindsay. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 81. Number of 
ballots received 1400. Number of ballots returned 1319. Number 
of ballots cast 81. Police Officer on duty, George Dufton. Voted 
to count ballots at 5 P.M. 

JOSEPH A. LYNCH, Clerk 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

George H. Win slow, 

Town Clerk 



IS 



Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report of the office of the Town Clerk for 
the year 1941. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close 
of registration February 19, 1941, was 6657 by precincts as 
follows : 

1 1485 

2 1457 

3 T365 

4 663 

5 581 

6 1106 



6657 



VITAL STATISTICS 



Number of births recorded 119 

Males 58 

Females 61 

Number of deaths recorded 162 

Males 101 

Females 61 

Number of marriages recorded 158 

Respectfully submitted, 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 



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Report of Director of Accounts 



February 10, 1941 
To the Board of Selectmen 
Mr. Howell F. Shepard, Chairman 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and ac- 
counts of the town of Andover for the year ending December 31, 
1940, made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, 
General Laws. This is in the form of a report made to me by Mr. 
Herman B. Dine, Assistant Director of Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

Theodore N. Waddell, 

Director of Accounts 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 

Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions I have made an audit of 
the books and accounts of the town of Andover for the \ ear ending 
December 31, 1940, and submit the following report thereon: 

The records of financial transactions of the several departments 
receiving or disbursing money for the town, or committing bills 
for collection, were examined, checked, and verified by a compari- 
son with the reports and the records in the office of the town ac- 
countant . 

The ledger accounts were analyzed, the appropriations and 
transfers being checked with the town clerk's records <>t town 
meetings and with the records <>t the finance commit tec. A balance 
sheet, showing the financial condition of the town on December 
Si, 1940, was prepared ami i- appended i<> this report. 

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Approved vouchers and pay-rolls on file were examined and 
compared with the entries in the classification book and the ex- 
penditures as recorded in the classification book were checked 
with the ledger accounts. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were examined 
and checked. The cash book additions were verified, and the re- 
corded receipts were analyzed and compared with the town ac- 
countant's ledger and with the records of the departments making 
payments to the treasurer. The payments by the treasurer were 
compared with the selectmen's warrants authorizing the dis- 
bursements of town funds. 

The treasurer's cash balance on December 31, 1940, was 
proved by reconciliation of the bank balances with statements 
furnished by the banks of deposit and by actual count of the cash 
in the office. 

The recorded payments on account of maturing debt and 
interest were checked with the amounts falling due and with the 
cancelled securities and coupons on file, the outstanding bonds 
and coupons being listed and reconciled with statements fur- 
nished by the banks. 

The savings bank books representing the investments of the 
trust funds in the custody of the town treasurer were examined 
and listed, the income being proved and the disbursements being 
verified. 

The records of tax titles held by the town were examined and 
checked. The amounts added to the tax title account were com- 
pared with the collector's records, the reported redemptions were 
checked with the receipts as recorded on the treasurer's cash 
book, and the tax titles on hand were listed and proved. 

The books and accounts of the tax collector were examined and 
checked. The accounts outstanding according to the previous 
examination were audited, and all subsequent commitments of 
taxes and assessments were proved and compared with the asses- 
sors' warrants for their collection. The payments to the treasurer 
by the collector were checked to the treasurer's and the town ac- 
countant's books, the abatements as recorded were compared 
with the assessors' record of abatements granted, and the out- 
standing accounts were listed and reconciled with the town ac- 
countant's ledger accounts. 

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Attention is called to the uncollected taxes, motor vehicle 
excise taxes, and assessments of prior years appearing on the 
balance sheet, and it is recommended that a determined effort 
be made to secure their settlement in 1941. 

The town clerk's records of sporting, dog and town licenses, as 
well as permits, recording fees, etc., were examined and checked. 
The payments to the State were verified by comparison with the 
receipts on file, and the payments to the town treasurer were 
compared with the treasurer's cash book. 

The surety bonds of the officials required by law to furnish 
them were examined and found to be in proper form. 

The records of departmental accounts receivable were ex- 
amined. The payments to the treasurer were verified, the abate- 
ments were checked, and the outstanding accounts were listed 
and reconciled with the accountant's ledger accounts. 

The records of water and sewer charges were examined and 
checked. The recorded collections were compared with the pay- 
ments to the treasurer, the abatements as recorded were verified, 
and the outstanding accounts were listed and reconciled with the 
town accountant's ledger accounts. 

Verification of the outstanding tax, assessment, departmental, 
water, and sewer accounts was made by sending notices to a 
number of persons whose names appeared on the books as owing 
money to the town, and from the replies received it appears that 
the accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the in- 
vestments of the several school funds in the custody of the treas- 
urer of the trustees, of the Memorial Hall Library Funds in the 
custody of the library treasurer, and of the John Cornell Coal and 
Wood Fund in the custody of the treasurer of the trustees were 
examined and listed. The income was proved and the transactions 
were verified. 

In addition to the accounts mentioned, the records of all other 
departments collecting money for the town or rendering bills for 

collection were examined and checked in detail. 

Appended to this report, in addition to the balance sheet, are 
tables showing a reconciliation ol the treasurer's and town 
clerk's cash, summaries of the tax. assessment, tax title, depart 
mental, water and sewer accounts, as well as table- showing the 

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condition and transactions of the trust and municipal contribu- 
tory retirement funds. 

For the cooperation extended by the several town officials 
during the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants and for my- 
self, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Herman B. Dixe, 
Assistant Director of Accounts 



The above report of audit of Andover books and accounts is 
for year ending December 31, 1940. 

State Auditors have recently completed their work for year 
ending December 31, 1941. The report of this year's audit had 
not been received before going to press. 

George H. Winslow, 

Town Clerk 



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Report of the 
Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1941 



January 1, 1942 
To the Board of Selectmen: 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

In accordance with Chapter 41, Section 61 of the General Laws, 
I submit herewith my annual report for the year ending December 
31, 1941. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources, and of 
the payments and the purposes therefor, follows. The condition 
of the various trust funds, as well as the Town of Andover Retire- 
ment Fund, sources of incomes and the amounts paid out are also 
set forth. A statement of the temporary loans, maturing debt and 
interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was pre- 
pared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31, 1941. 

May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded to me 
by your Hoard as well as by each Town Department during the 
past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY COLLINS, 

Town Accountant 



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Appropriations for 1941 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 10, 1941 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 


Selectmen 




$2250.00 


Accountant 




2750.00 


Treasurer 




3145.00 


Tax Collector 




4917.00 


Assessors 




4800.00 


Town Clerk 




3175.00 


Animal Inspector 




250.00 


Town Counsel 




750.00 


Dog Officer 




225.00 


Moderator 




10.00 


Finance Committee 




20.00 


Planning Board and Board of 


Survey 


200.00 


Election and Registration 




2530.00 


Municipal Buildings 




4100.00 
$29122.00 



PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 



Police Department 


$30607.00 




Art. 8, 2-way Radio System — Police 


2750.00 




Fire Department 


30617.00 




Art. 6, Ladder Truck — Fire Dept. 


13500.00 




Art. 7, Purchase Auto for Fire Dept. 


1035.00 




Building Inspector 


525.00 




Wire Inspector 


425.00 




Sealer of Weights and Measures 


450.00 




Moth Suppression 


4500.00 




Tree Warden 


5000.00 




Art. 10, Truck— Moth and Tree Depts. 


935.00 




Forest Fires 


1000.00 








$91344.00 


Amount Carried Forward 


$120466.00 



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Amount Brought Forward 



$120466.00 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 



Health Department 

Care and Treatment of Tubercular 

Patients 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 
Public Dump 
Proportionate Share of Operating 

Expense for Purification Plant 
Sewers Maintenance 
Art. 17, Purchase Sewer Cleaning 

Devices— B. PAY. 
Art. 22, Reconditioning Sewer Pumps— 

B.P.W. 

HIGHWAYS 

Highway Maintenance 

Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 
Maintenance 

Art. 13, Repairing, maintaining and 
improving highways under Ch. 
90, B.P.W. 

Art. 15, New Sidewalks— B.P.W. 

Art. 18, Hard Surfacing Gravel 
roads 

Art. 19, Purchase materials, super- 
vision and truck hire in connec- 
tion with Federal and Town wel- 
fare labor 

Art. 20, River Road Improvement 

Art. 21, Purchase Lead Melting Fur- 
nace— B.P.W. 

Art. 23, Sidewalk Mechanical Plow 

Art. 24, Purchase Sander Property 

Snow Removal and Sanding 

Street Lighting 



Amount Carried Forward 



S23507.64 



$4500.00 

3000.00 

7282.64 

825.00 

100.00 
5800.00 

500.00 

1500.00 



S49500 . 00 



5200.00 



1000.00 
2500.00 

5000.00 



8000 . 00 
3750.00 

140.00 
2300.00 

4000. 00 
15000.00 
19211 ~1 

$] 15601 



$259575.36 






Amount Brought Forward $259575. 36 

CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 



Public Welfare 


$20600.00 


Public Welfare Salaries 


1400.00 


Aid to Dependent Children 


8400.00 


Aid to Dependent Children Adm. 


300.00 


Infirmary 


9300.00 


Old Age Assistance 


28500.00 


Old Age Assistance Adm. 


1500.00 


State Aid 


450.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


4200.00 


Military Aid 


300.00 


W.P.A. Sewing Materials 


1000.00 

<lt7CQcn c\c\ 




xjp / oyo\J . UU 


SCHOOLS AND LIBRARY 


School Department 


$187979.00 


Memorial Hall Library 


13704.00 




$201683.00 


RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 


Parks and Playgrounds 


$4300.00 


Playground Committee 


2000.00 


Art. No. 16, Purchase Lawn Mower 




and wings for another — B.P.W. 


700.00 


Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 


2200.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


American Legion Quarters 


600.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars Quarters 


600.00 


Insurance 


11000.00 


Memorial Day 


950.00 


Town Reports 


829.50 


Armistice Day 


150.00 


Town Scales 


175.00 


Retirement Fund 


13200.00 




<fc379nA ^n 




spo / ZUt . OU 


Amount Carried Forward 


$574412.86 



54 



Amount Brought Forward $574412.86 

ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERY 

Water Maintenance $27800 . 00 

Water Construction 10500 . 00 

Art. 12, Purchase two new telemeters, 

B.P.W. 
Art. 26, Purchase Water Mains with 

appurtenances — Cheever Circle 
Art. 28, Purchase Water Mains with 

appurtenances — Foster Circle 
Art. 42, Water Main Extension, Sun- 
set Rock Road and Spring Grove 

Road 
Art. 39, Water Main Extension, High 

Plain Road and Beacon Street 
Art. 61, Water Main Extension, Abbot 

Street 
Spring Grove Cemetery 



1200.00 




2326.67 




2680.00 




608 . 00 




1280.00 




580.00 




9530.40 







$56505.07 



Interest 
Maturing Debt 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 

$10150.00 
38000.00 
$48150.00 



Total Appropriations, March, 1941 



$679067.93 



Total Appropriations made at Special Town Meeting, 
December 29, 1941 

Art. 1 , Civilian Defense 

(Ch. 487, Acts of 41 ) $11 500 . 00 

under direction of Selectmen 
Art. 2, Dump Truck, Board of Public 

Works— 6050.00 

Arts. 3 and 4, Civilian I )efense 

(Ch. 487, Acts of '41) under direc- 
tion., I" Boardof Public Works 1600.00 



Total Appropriations, December 2 { K 1941 

5S 



$19150 oo 



Receipts for 1941 



James P. Christie, Collector: 




Taxes, Current Year : 




Poll 


$ 6040.00 


Personal 


51730.02 


Real Estate 


328771.94 


Taxes, Previous Years : 




Poll 


858.00 


Personal 


5975.31 


Real Estate 


103116.32 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes : 


, 


1936 


4.00 


1937 


6.27 


1938 


16.79 


1939 


12.00 


1940 


1149.51 


1941 


38360.90 


Moth Assessments 


1057.07 


Sewer Assessments : 




1940 Unapportioned 


188.48 


1941 Unapportioned 


19.21 


1937 Apportioned (added-to-taxes) 


21.54 


1939 Apportioned (added-to-taxes) 


24.38 


1940 Apportioned (added-to-taxes) 


31.93 


1941 Apportioned (added-to-taxes) 


43.61 


Apportioned Sewer Assessments 




Paid in Advance 


223.08 


Poll Tax Costs 


207.55 


Interest on Taxes 


4590.21 


Interest on Motor Vehicle Excise 




Taxes 


14.50 


Interest on Sewer Assessments 


9.48 


Committed Interest on Sewer 




Assessments 


23.97 


Interest on Sewer Assessments 




Paid in Advance 


5.89 




$542501.96 


Amount Carried Forward 


$542501.96 



56 



Amount Brought Forward 




S542501.96 


Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer: 






Grants and Gifts 


$ 25 . 00 




Loans, Anticipation of Revenue 


150000.00 




County of Essex Dog Tax 


1162.49 




Tax Title Auction Sale 


47.22 




Loan, Anticipation Reimbursement, 






Chap. 90, Art. 13 


500.00 




Loan, Anticipation Reimbursement, 






Chap. 90, Article 20 


5000.00 









S156734.71 


Town Clerk's Licenses, etc. : 






Dog Licenses 


$2036.80 




Marriage Licenses 


366.00 




Miscellaneous Fees 


342.30 






_ 


S2745.10 


Board of Selectmen, Licenses, etc.: 






Alcoholic Beverages 


S3600.00 




Junk 


15.00 




Gasoline and Explosives 


3.00 




Dance Hall 


10.00 




Auctioneers 


2.00 




Sunday Licenses 


75.00 




Pool, Billiards and Bowling 


9.00 




Common Victuallers 


24.00 




Theatre 


25.00 




Sunday Movies 


26.00 




Auto Dealers 


75.00 




One-Day Beer Licenses 


1 5 . 00 




Certificates of Registration 


38.00 




Iimholders 


10.00 









$3927.00 


Police I )epartment : 






Court Fines 


$549.03 




Pistol Permits 


21 .00 




1 >amage to Strait Jacket 


14 .00 








$584.03 


Amount Cumcd Forward 




$706492 



57 



Amount Brought Forward $706492 . 80 

Fire Department: 

Use of Ambulance $189 . 20 

Sale of Old Materials 2 . 00 



Municipal Property: 

Rent of Court Room $120.00 

Rent of Town Property, Ballardvale 350.00 

Sale of Town Hall Settees 30 . 00 



Building Inspector's Fees 


» 


Sealer of Weights and Measures Fees 




Wire Inspector's Fees 




Public Weigher's Fees 




Sale of Junk 




Board of Health: Licenses, etc.: 




Milk 


$ 33.00 


Oleo 


2.50 


Alcohol 


6.00 


Ashes and Garbage 


30.00 


Pasteurization 


80.00 


Ice Cream 


80.00 


Plumbing Inspector's Fees 


452.00 


Girl Scouts' Camp License 


.50 



$191.20 



$500.00 
$232.00 
$128.56 
$133.50 
$50.70 
$2.50 



$684.00 

Health and Sanitation : 

Tuberculosis Subsidy $1082 . 14 

Reimbursement for Contagious Diseases 474 . 50 
Sewer Connections 525 . 33 

$2081.97 

Articles 13 and 20, Machinery Account $1248 . 66 

Highways : 
From State : 

For Snow Plowing $ 170.00 

Division of Highways, Chap. 90, 

Cont. 8255, River Rd. 3711 . 18 



Amount Carried Forward $3881.18 S711745.89 

58 



Amount Brought Forward 



$3881.18 S711745.89 



Division of Highways, Chap. 90, 

Cont. 7724 
Division of Highways, Chap. 90, 

Cont. 7329 

From County: 

Division of Highways, Chap. 90, 
Cont. 7329 



470.02 
47.20 



Reimbursements for Old Age Assistance: 

From State $19122.95 

From Cities and Towns 345.00 

Reimbursement for State Aid from State 
Reimbursement for Military Aid from State 
Reimbursement for Burial Indigent Soldiers 
School Department : 
Tuition State Wards $519.72 

Other Tuition 620.00 

Sale of Bonks ( ind Supplies 169.60 

Rental Auditorium 199.00 

All Other 12.59 



$4398 . 40 



$47 . 20 



Reimbursement for Gravel 


$106.67 




Sale of Scrap 


148.16 









$254.83 


Infirmary: 






Board and Care 




$900.00 


Convalescent Home: 






Board and Care 




$1575.00 


Reimbursement for Public Welfare: 






From Cities and Towms 


$470.33 




From State 


745 . 46 




From Individuals 


512.13 


$1727.92 


Reimbursement for Aid to Dependent 


Children: 




From State 




SI 843. 23 



$19467.95 

$350.00 

$37.50 

$100.00 



[mount Carried Forward 



$1520 91 
$743968 - 



59 



Amount Brought Forward 




$743968.83 


Library : 






Fines 


$ 851.41 




Income from Investments 


3200.00 


$4051.41 


Water Department: 




Metered Rates 


S58775.48 




Services 


960.24 




Miscellaneous 


290.15 


S60025.87 


Cemetery Department: 




Sale of Lots 


$ 16.00 




Care of Lots 


457.50 




Interments 


1795.50 




Foundations 


291.04 




Filling Graves 


47.00 




Use of Lowering Device 


10.00 




Miscellaneous 


100.75 




Perpetual Care Withdrawals 


1887.25 




Sale of Lawn Mower, etc. 


1.40 


$4606.44 






Trust and Investments: 






Perpetual Cares: 






Christ Church 


$ 356.34 




Spring Grove 


2615.25 




South Church 


656.00 




West Parish 


155.41 




St. Augustine's 


13.04 




Smart Fund 


17.00 




Giddings Fund 


20.10 




A. V. Lincoln Fund 


11.00 




V. Lincoln Fund 


20.00 




Conroy Fund 


5.00 




U.S. Constitution Prize Fund 


4.02 




Walter L. Raymond Fund 


4185.81 




Emily F. Raymond Fund 


1302.77 








$9361 . 74 


Amount Carried Forward 


S822014.29 



60 



Amount Brought Forward 


$822014.29 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 




Income Tax, etc. 


$123077.91 


Vocational Education 


591.58 


Reimbursement Loss Taxes 


399.68 


Hawker's Licenses 


64.00 


Knglish Speaking Classes 


329.00 


Yi Distribution Highway Fund, 




Chap. 420, Acts 1941 


30433 . 48 


Aid to Dependent Children Grants 


3746.28 


Old Age Assistance Grants 


27372.31 




$186014.24 


Refunds : 

General Departments 


$67.72 


Spring Grove Cemetery Petty Cash 




Refund 


10.00 


Board of Public Works Petty Cash 




Refund 


50.00 


Lse of Telephone 


4.66 


All Other Refunds 


70.92 



S203 . 30 



Total Receipts, 1941 



SI 00823 1.83 



Expenditures for 1941 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 







SELECTMEN 










Cr. 






Appropriation 




Dr. 




$2250 en 


Salaries, Selectmen : 










1 lowell F. Shepard 






! 30 




J. Everett ("<>llin> 






300.00 




Roy E. Hardy 


'iird 




300.00 




Amount Carried Foru 


| 933 jo 


50 00 



(.1 



Amount Brought Forward 

Salaries, Clerks: 

George H. Winslow 

Edith P. Sellars 

Anne Birdsall 
Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 
Printing and Advertising 
Carfares, Dues, etc. 
Telephone 
Registry of Deeds 
All Other 



;933.30 


S2250.00 


400.00 




416.00 




81.00 




105.09 




25.60 




6.00 




156.81 




10.00 




26.65 





Total Expenditures 


$2160.45 




Balance to Revenue 


89.55 






$2250.00 


$2250.00 


ACCOUNTANT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$2750.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Accountant, Mary Collins 


$1820.00 




Salary, Clerk Mary A. Loosigian 


535.50 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


271.40 




Printing and Advertising 


99.66 




Carfares, Dues, Etc. 


12.00 




All Other 


.35 




Total Expenditures 


$2738.91 




Balance to Revenue 


11.09 





$2750.00 



S2750.00 



Appropriation 



TREASURER 

Cr. 



S3145.00 



62 



Dr. 



Salary, Treasurer, Thaxter 


Eaton 


$2500.00 




Clerk Hire 




10.55 




Office Supplies, Stationery 


and Postage 


320.60 




Printing and Advertising 




35.25 




Carfares, dues, etc. 




15.54 




Surety Bond 




230.00 




Certification of Notes 




14.00 




All Other 




6.89 




Total Expenditures 




$3132.83 




Balance to Revenue 




12.17 






$3145.00 


$3145.00 


TAX COLLECTOR 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$4917.00 



Dr. 

Salary, Tax Collector, James P. Christie $2250.00 

1430.00 

595.41 

120.45 

46.50 

441.00 

4.75 



Salary, Clerk, Phoebe E. Noyes 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 

Printing and Advertising 

Telephone 

On Bonds 

All Other 

Total Expenditures 

Balance to Revenue 



$4888.11 
28.89 



$4917.00 S4<M7.00 



ASSESSORS 
Cr. 



Appropriation 



Salaries, Board <>t Assessors 
1 [owell F. Shepard 

J. Everet t Collins 

Amount Carried Forward 



I)K. 



(,; 



(333.30 
400 00 

1733 30 



S4Soo.oo 



Amount Brought Forward 

Roy E. Hardy 
Assistant Assessors 
Salaries, Clerks: 

George H. Winslow 

Edith P. Sellars 
Extra Clerk Hire 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 
Printing and Advertising 
Deeds, Probates, etc. 
Surveying Street Lines, Field Work; etc. 
Carfares, Dues, etc. 



vS 733 


.30 


400 


.00 


600 


.00 


400 


.00 


832 


.00 


21 


.00 


218. 


02 


123 


.72 


110. 


30 


1207. 


89 


6 


00 



Total Expenditures 4652.23 

Balance to Revenue 147.77 



TOWN CLERK 



S4800.00 $4800.00 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




$3175.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Town Clerk, George H. Winslow 


S2150.00 




Salaries, Clerks: 






Edith P. Sellars 


277.75 




Gladys Brainerd 


288.75 




Anne Birdsall 


153.00 




Extra Clerk Hire 


30.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


216.09 




Printing and Advertising 


24.70 




On Bond 


5.00 




Dues 


2.00 




All Other 


2.00 




Total Expenditures 


$3149.29 




Balance to Revenue 


25.71 






$3175.00 


$3175.00 



64 







Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Frederick Butler, 


Moderator 




SI 0.00 
$10.00 




FINANCE COMMITTEE 


' 




Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Balance to Reven 


ue 




$20.00 
$20.00 



SI 0.00 



SI 0.00 



S20.00 



S20.00 

TOWN COUNSEL 

Cr. 
Appropriation $750.00 

Dr. 
Arthur Sweeney, Town Counsel S500.00 

Balance to Revenue 250.00 



S750.00 $750.00 

DOG OFFICER 

Cr. 
Appropriation $225.00 

Dr. 
Herbert H. Lyle, Dog Officer S168.75 

Balance to Revenue r^() 2> 

$225.00 $225 00 

ANIMAL INSPECTOR 

Cr. 
Appropriation $250 i" 1 

Dr. 
Sidney P, While, Animal Inspector $225 on 

Balance to Revenue 25 on 



00 50 00 

&5 



PLANNING BOARD and BOARD OF SURVEY 



Cr. 



Appropriation 

Dr. 
Salary, Clerk, Edward R. Lawson 
Printing and Advertising 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$100.00 

47.75 

$147.75 
52.25 



$200.00 





$200.00 


$200 . 00 


ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 




V..R. 

Appropriation 




$2530.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




1000.00 


Dr. 






Registrars : 






Ralph A. Bailey 


$ 70.00 




George H. Winslow 


70.00 




John W. Stark 


40.00 




Francis D. Hurley 


30.00 




Assistant Registrars 


600.00 




Salary, Clerk, Edith P. Sellars 


8.25 




Salary, Clerk, Anne Birdsall 


54.00 




Stenographer at Town Meeting 


25.00 




Election Officers 


874.00 




Checkers at Town Meeting 


60.00 




Police Duty, Janitor Service, etc. 


138.15 




Posting Warrants 


13.95 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


140.40 




Printing and Advertising 


871.85 




Meals 


29.55 




Carting Ballot Boxes 


34.00 




Use of Andover Square and Compass Club 35 . 00 




Use of Andover Grange 


40.00 




All Other 


22.43 




Total Expenditures 


$3156.58 




Balance to Revenue 


373.42 





$3530.00 $3530.00 



66 



ARTICLE ONE 


CIVILIAN DEFENSE 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 


Ck. 
Dr. 


SI 1500. 00 


Office Supplies 




$ 131.55 


Surgical Supplies 




185.30 


Telephone 




30.38 


All Other 




37.13 


Total Expenditures 




$ 384.36 


Balance to 1942 




11115.64 



$11500.00 SI 1500. 00 



MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$4100.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Janitor, William C. Brown 


SI 456. 00 




Trucking Rubbish 


45 . 00 




Fuel 


569.53 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


602.27 




Janitor's Supplies 


385 . 88 




Repairs 


801.72 




Laundry 


1 1 . 65 




Water Bills 


45.47 




All Other 


47.94 




Rent of rooms, Ballardvale Community 


/ 




Ass'n 


100.00 




Total Expenditures 


S4065 . 46 




Balance to Revenue 


34.54 






S4100 .00 


sunt) i it i 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 
Appropriation 130607 00 

(.7 



Dr. 



Salaries: 




Chief 


$ 2600.00 


Patrolmen 


21527.50 


Special Police 


2323.94 


Matron, Men Painting Streets, etc. 


450.96 


Office Supplies, Printing, Stationery « 


md 


Postage 


360.04 


Office Repairs and Miscellaneous Suppl 


ies 216.69 


Telephone 


310.96 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


447.77 


Gasoline, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


1091.99 


Equipment for Men 


246.66 


Other Equipment 


245.58 


Signs, Signals, etc. 


369.92 


Paint for Streets 


183.27 


Kerosene 


26.46 


Laundry 


20.50 


Physicians' Emergency Calls and 




Treatments 


25.00 


Express and All Other 


114.85 


Total Expenditures 


$30562.09 


Balance to Revenue 


44.91 



$30607.00 $30607.00 



ARTICLE EIGHT— TWO-WAY RADIO SYSTEM 

Cr. 

Appropriation $2750.00 

Dr. 
Two Way Radio System $2513 . 78 

Balance to 1942 236.22 





$2750.00 


$2750.00 




FIRE DEPARTMENT 




Appropriation 
Refund 


Cr. 


$30617.00 
13.82 



Amount Carried Forward 



$30630.82 



68 



Amount Brought Forward 



$30630.82 



Dr. 



Salaries : 




Chief 


s 2600.00 


Firemen 


18716.96 


Call Men 


3040. 00 


E. Burke Thornton, assistance on 




ambulance 


293.00 


Apparatus 


396 . 1 8 


Hose 


57.78 


Equipment for Men 


260.93 


( )ther Equipment 


363 . 59 


('.as, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


304.32 


Alarm Boxes, etc. 


487.13 


Fuel 


544.84 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Co. 


383.14 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 




Repairs 


2049.27 


Furniture and Furnishings 


4.76 


Laundry 


238.50 


Miscellaneous Supplies 


507.23 


Water Bills 


23.42 


Office Supplies, Stationery, Printing 




and Postage 


50 37 


Telephone 


1 \2 86 


Express 


2 ul 


All Other 


157.91 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$30624.20 
6 62 



$30630 82 $30630 82 



ARTICLE SEVEN FIRE DEPARTMENT AUTO 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1035 i" 1 

Dr. 
Pun hase of \ui<» $1026 91 

Balance to Revenue s 09 



$1035 mi 



S 1 I I > l 



.,.» 



ARTICLE SIX— LADDER TRUCK— FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 

Appropriation $13500.00 

Dr. 
Purchase Ladder Truck $13500. 00 





$13500.00 


$13500.00 


BUILDING INSPECTOR 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$525.00 


Dr. 

Salary 


$501.00 




Printing 


15.25 




Total Expenditures 


516.25 




Balance to Revenue 


8.75 





$525.00 $525.00 

WIRE INSPECTOR 





Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$425 . 00 


Salary 




$400.00 




Printing 




18.00 




Total Expenditures 


$418.00 




Balance to Revenue 




7.00 





$425.00 $425.00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 

Appropriation $450 . 00 

Dr. 
Lewis N. Mears, Sealer of Weights and 

Measures $400 . 00 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 3 . 73 

Amount Carried Forward S403 . 73 $450 . 00 

70 



Amount Brought Forward 


$403.73 


$450.00 


Seals, Dies, etc. 


1 .50 




Transportation 


38.75 




Total Expenditures 


$443 . 98 




Balance to Revenue 


6.02 






$450.00 


$450.00 


MOTH SUPPRESSION 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$4500.00 


Dr. 






G. Richard Abbott, Moth Supt. 


$ 790.00 




Labor 


2446.17 




Stationery, Printing and Postage 


12.55 




Telephone 


12 . 90 




Insecticides 


733.60 




Hardware, Tools and Equipment 


157.70 




Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


255.87 




Laundry 


6.00 




Rent 


75.00 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


4.42 




Express and All Other 


5.79 




Total Expenditures 


$4500.00 


$4500.00 



ARTICLE TEN MOTH and TREE DEPARTMENT TRICK 

Cr. 
Appropriation $9 ;; 00 

Dr. 
Dodge Truck $935 00 

$935 00 $935 ,„, 



Appropriation 



TREK WARDEN 

Cr. 

71 



$5000 00 



Dr. 



G. Richard Abbott, Tree Warden 


$1035.00 


Labor 


3242.83 


Stationery, Printing and Postage 


19.90 


Telephone 


25.41 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


5.63 


Hardware and Tools 


163.86 


Trees 


62.50 


Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


303.22 


Rent 


105.00 


Laundry 


10.50 


All Other 


25.96 


Total Expenditures 


$4999.81 


Balance to Revenue 


.19 



$5000.00 $5000.00 



FOREST FIRES 
Cr. 



Appropriation 






$1000.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 


Dr. 




200.00 


Wages, Fighting Fires 




$ 685.50 




Equipment: 








Apparatus 




85.10 




Hose 




120.35 




Gasoline 




94.88 




All Other 




39.78 




Total Expenditures 


$1025.61 




Balance to Revenue 




174.39 
$1200.00 






$1200.00 


HEALTH DEPARTMENT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$4500.00 



11 



Dr. 






Salaries, Board of I lealth : 






Percy J. Look, Chairman 


$ 50.00 




Franklin H. Stacey, Secretary 


75.00 




George G. Brown 


50.00 




Salary, Lotta Johnson, Agent 


1500.00 




Salary, Representing Doctor. 






P. J. Look, M.D. 


50.00 




Lotta Johnson, Use of Car 


350.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


88.98 




Printing and Advertising 


33 . 08 




Telephone 


69 . 95 




Laundry 


9.40 




Range Oil 


4.25 




Kxpress and All Other 


36.16 




Quarantine and Contagious Diseases: 






Medical Attendance 


6.50 




1 )rugs and Medicines 


22.44 




Schick Tests 


20.72 




Laundry 


18.09 




Paid to Other City 


95.00 




Rabies Vaccine and Dog Vaccinations 


258.40 




Baby Clinic: 






Philip \Y. Blake, M.D. 


200.00 




Supplies, Medicines, etc. 


65 . 63 




Rent , Andover Guild 


50.00 




Plumbing Inspections 


495.00 




Disposing of Dead Cats and Dogs 


110.50 




Vital Statistics: 






Births 


1 .00 




Deaths 


21 .25 




Alfred C. Stacey, Milk Inspector 


220.00 




Expenses and Supplies for Milk Inspector 39 > |s 




Total Expendil ures 


$3940 W 




Balance i< i Kc\ enue 


559 5 7 






$4500 00 


$4500 00 






CARE AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULAR PATIENTS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $3000 . 00 

Dr. 
Essex Sanatorium $ 1 890 . 90 

Balance to Revenue 1 109 . 10 



$3000.00 $3000.00 

ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 

Appropriation $7282 . 64 

Dr. 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital $7282 . 64 



$7282.64 $7282.64 

PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF OPERATING EXPENSE 
FOR PURIFICATION PLANT 

Cr. 
Appropriation $100 . 00 

Dr. 
Purification Plant $32 . 69 

Balance to Revenue 67.31 





$100.00 


$100.00 


PUBLIC DUMP 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$825.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




150.00 


Dr. 






Robert Cairnie, Keeper 


$780.00 




Tools, etc. 


2.80 




Repairs, etc. 


141.40 




Total Expenditures 


$924.20 




Balance to Revenue 


50.80 





$975.00 $975.00 

74 



SEWERS MAINTENANCE 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




S5800.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




1 30 . 00 


Dr. 






Salaries: 






Superintendent, Charles T. Gilliard 


$ 210.00 




Assistant Superintendent, Edward R. 






Lawson 


104.00 




Clerk, Laura B. Juhlmann 


52.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery, Postage and 






Printing 


9.50 




Labor 


2319.25 




Tools and Equipment 


317.82 




Pipe and Fittings 


101.60 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


2431.52 




Manholes 


106.50 




Pump Repairs 


117.82 




Wipers, Sewers Cloths, etc. 


22.68 




Brick 


39 . 00 




Express and All Other 


46.52 




Total Expenditures 


$5878.21 




Balance to Revenue 


51.79 
$5930.00 






$5930.00 



ARTICLE SEVENTEEN -SEWER CLEANING DEVICES 

Cr. 

Appropriation $500.00 

Dr. 
Sewer Rods, etc. $483.63 

Balance to Revenue 16. 37 



$500.00 



$500.00 



ARTICLE TWENTY-TWO RECONDITIONING SEWER 

PUMPS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1500 00 

75 



Dr. 



Recondition Sewer Pumps 
Balance to Revenue 



S1469.22 
30.78 



$1500.00 $1500.00 



TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


Dr. 




S5200.00 


Labor 




$1427.60 




Buildings 




73.88 


' 


Shop Maintenance 




53.62 




Repairs to Equipment 




381.17 




Tools, etc. 




131.13 




Trucks Maintenance 




2943 . 39 




Fuel Oil 




133.95 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Co. 


13.47 




Telephone 




18.00 




Express and All Other 




15.30 




Total Expenditures 


$5191.51 




Balance to Revenue 




8.49 






$5200.00 


$5200.00 


HIGHWAYS 


MAINTENANCE 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




S49500.00 


Salaries : 








Superintendent, Charles T. 


Gilliard 


$1860.00 




Assistant Superintendent, Edward 






R. Lawson 




1196.00 




Clerks : 








Laura B. Juhlmann 




364.00 




Robert W. Crosby 




549 . 00 




Secretary : 








J. Harry PI ay don 




50.00 




Amount Carried Forward 


S4019.00 


$49500.00 




76 







Amount Brought Forward 


$4019.00 


S495OO.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


83 . 49 




Telephone 


125.94 




Lawrence ('.as and Electric Company 


43.67 




Labor 


25761 .16 




Truck 


23.50 




Crushed Stone, Sand, Gravel, etc. 


4036.85 




Equipment and Repairs 


854.32 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


345 . 1 7 




Asphalt, Tar via and Road Oil 


10030.81 




Hardware, Tools, etc. 


624.60 




Curbing 


75.92 




Pipe and Fittings 


543.01 




Roadway Maintenance 


1535.66 




Shovel Hire 


108.25 




Coal 


129.00 




Culverts 


109.38 




Express 


27.13 




Blasting 


236.26 




Fuel Oil 


118.34 




Calcium Chloride 


358.87 




All Other 


72.90 




Total Expenditures 


$49263.23 




Balance to Revenue 


236.77 





$49500.00 $49500.00 



ARTICLES THREE AND FOUR -CIVILIAN DEFENSE 

( R. 



Appropriation 

SpecialTown Meeting, Dee. 29, 1941 I 



SlhlH) mi 



1)R. 



Arms 

Balance to L942 



!3 00 
1577.00 



77 



$1600 on $1600 00 



ARTICLE TWO— BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 
(HEAVY DUTY DUMP TRUCK) 

Cr. 

Appropriation 

(Special Town Meeting December 29, 1941) $6050.00 

Dr. 
Balance to 1942 $6050.00 



$6050.00 $6050.00 

ARTICLE THIRTEEN-REPAIRING, MAINTAINING AND 
IMPROVING HIGHWAYS— CHAPTER NINETY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1000 . 00 

Loan (Anticipation Reimbursement by State and County) 500 . 00 

Dr. 
Labor $ 897.80 

Filler 295.08 

Express 15.00 

Other 33 . 28 

Machinery Account: 

Labor 40.15 

Trucks 218.25 



Total Expenditures $1499 . 56 

Balance to 1942 .44 



$1500.00 $1500.00 

ARTICLE FIFTEEN— NEW SIDEWALKS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2500 . 00 

Dr. 



Labor 


$1685.75 


Sand and Gravel 


21.47 


Stone 


432.00 


Tarvia, asphalt, etc. 


360.00 


Total Expenditures 


$2499.22 


Balance to Revenue 


.78 



$2500.00 $2500.00 

78 



ARTICLE NINETEEN 



W.P.A. MATERIALS AND TRUCK 
HIRE 

Cr. 



Balance from 1940 




S 100 


.72 


Appropriation, 1941 




8000 


00 


Dr. 








Salary, Clerk, May Shorten 


$1121 .00 






Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


114.00 






Telephone 


4.10 






Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


23.37 






Labor 


2020.93 






Truck 


1267.75 






Materials 


365.67 






Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


157.38 






Tools, Equipment and Repairs 


270.38 






Shovel Hire 


596.50 






Tarvia 


780.37 






Transportation 


303 . 00 






Sand and Gravel 


638.81 






Cement 


83.96 






Coal and Fuel Oil 


219.02 






Express and All Other 


41.95 






Total Expenditures 


$8008.19 




Balance to 1942 


92.53 
$8100.72 








SSI 00. 


72 


SNOW REMOVAL AND 

CR. 
Appropriation 


SANDING 








S 15000. 


(Ml 


Dr. 








Labor 


s 8230.22 






Trucks 1 tauling and Sanding 


7(> ( ) 76 






Trucks Road Plows 


2305 25 






Sidewalk Plows 


325.20 






Tractor Plowing 


135.00 







. 1 mount ( 'arried Forward 



$] 1 765 13 si 5000 oo 



:•> 



Amount Brought Forward 




SI 1765. 43 


$15000.00 


Posts and Snow Fences 




30.00 




Sand 




438.24 




Chloride Flake 




373.23 




Gasoline and Oil Maintenance 


489 . 06 




Tools and Equipment 




1682.78 




Lawrence Gas and Electric 


Company 


6.25 




Express and All Other 




26.54 




Total Expenditures 


$14811.53 




Balance to Revenue 




188.47 






$15000.00 


$15000.00 


STREET LIGHTING 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$19211.72 


Street Lighting 




$18256.40 




Balance to Revenue 




955.32 
$19211.72 






$19211.72 



ARTICLE TWENTY— RIVER ROAD IMPROVEMENT 



Cr. 



Appropriation 






$3750.00 


Loan (Anticipation 


Reimbursement by State and 




County) 


Dr. 




5000.00 


Trucks 




$ 161.40 




Labor 




3648.90 




Culverts 




153.69 




Pipe 




909.54 




Sand and Gravel 




236.90 




Stone 
Asphalt 




362.11 
191.42 





Amount Carried Forward 



S5663.96 $8750.00 



80 



Amount Brought Forward $5663.96 

Cement 95.06 
Shovel Hire 823.25 
Town of Andover (Machinery Account) 990.26 
All Other 54.95 


$8750.00 


Total Expenditures $7627.48 
Balance to 1942 1122.52 




$8750.00 


. - - 



ARTICLE TWENTY-ONE -PURCHASE LEAD MELTING 

FURNACE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Lead Melting Furnace 
Balance to Revenue 



Dr. 



$127.40 
12.60 

$140.00 



8140.00 



$140.00 



ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE— SIDEWALK MECHANICAL 





PLOW 








Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




S2300.00 


Sidewalk Plow 




$2275.42 




Balance to Revenue 


- 


24.58 






$2300.00 


$2300.00 



ARTICLE EIGHTEEN -HARD SURFACING GRAVEL 

ROADS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $5000 00 



Dr. 



ua Dor 

Sand, ( travel, etc. 

.1 mount Carried Forward 



$2176.07 

l_M .81 



$2597 88 $5000 00 



81 



Amount Brought Forward 


$2597.88 


$5000.00 


Coal 
Tarvia 
All Other 


47.25 

2267.94 

84.41 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$4997.48 

2.52 






$5000.00 


$5000.00 



ARTICLE TWENTY-FOUR— PURCHASE SANDER 
PROPERTY 





Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 




Purchase Sander Property 




$3155.55 


Survey, Plans, etc. 




167.68 


Recording Fees 




6.90 


Total Expenditures 


$3330.13 


Balance to 1942 




669.87 



$4000.00 



$4000.00 $4000.00 



PUBLIC WELFARE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 






$20600.00 


Refund 


Dr. 




3.00 


Clerk, Julia Daly 




$ 111.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


83.31 




Telephone 




9.45 




Cash to Individuals 




2126.00 




Men Working for Welfare 




2699.00 




Agents Expenses 




5.60 




Groceries and Provisions 




901.28 





Amount Carried Forward 



$5935.64 $20603.00 



82 



Amount Brought Forward S5935.64 $20603.00 



Fuel 


335 . 36 


Medicine and Medical Attention 


1135.30 


Clothing 


30.99 


Board and Care 


1652.95 


State Institutions 


2967.04 


Relief by Other Cities 


1337.00 


Trucking Federal Supplies 


484.00 


Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


200.00 


Funeral Expenses 


175.00 


Rental W.P.A. Commissary 


180.00 


Expense Federal Music Project 


36.00 


Transporting C.C.C. Boys 


1 . 00 


Paper Bags, etc., for Commodities Div. 


231.31 


Total Expenditures 


$14701.59 


Balance to Revenue 


5901.41 



$20603.00 $20603.00 



PUBLIC WELFARE SALARIES 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1400.00 





Dr. 




Salaries, Board of Public Welfare: 




Howell F. Shepard 




$ 83.40 


J. Everett Collins 




100. 00 


Ko\ E. Hardy 




100. 00 


Arthur W. Cole, Agent 




600.00 


1 rladys Brainerd, Clerk 




179.75 


Edith P. Sellars, Clerk 




286 00 


Anne Birdsall, Clerk 




10.00 


Total Expenditures 




$1359.15 


Balance to Revenue 




10 85 



SI loo oo SI tOO 00 



W.P.A. SEWING MATERIALS 


Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Contribution for Purchase Sewing 




Materials 


$283.26 


Machine Repairs 


3.50 


Office Supplies 


2.75 


Total Expenditures 


$289.51 


Balance to Revenue 


710.49 



$1000.00 



$1000.00 $1000.00 

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
(Town) 

Cr. 

Appropriation $8400 . 00 

Dr. 
Aid to Dependent Children $7644.50 

Balance to Revenue 755.50 



$8400.00 $8400.00 

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN ADMINISTRATION 

(Town) 

Cr. 

Appropriation $300 . 00 

Dr. 
Salaries : 

Arthur W. Cole, Agent 
Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 
Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 
Telephone 
Agent's Expenses 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 

$300.00 $300.00 

84 



$ 90 


00 


15, 


.00 


7, 


, 75 


2 


.20 


1 


.00 


$115.95 


184 


.05 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
' Federal Grants) 

Cr. 



Federal Grants: 
Balance from 1940 
Federal Grants received in 1941 

Dr. 

Aid to I )ependen1 Children 

Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1942 





S 35.87 




2595. S3 


S2570.50 




50.00 




$2620.50 




11.20 





S2631 .70 S2631 .70 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN ADMINISTRATION 
(Federal Grants) 

Cr. 



Federal Grants: 
Balance from 1940 
Federal Grants received in 1941 



9.17 

150.45 



Dr. 



Salaries: 






Arthur \V. ( "<>le, Agenl 




f 90.00 


( rladys Brainerd, Clerk 




48.50 


Anne Birdsall, Clerk 




5.00 


< )i'tice Supplies, Stationery and 


Postage 


5 on 


Telephone 




1 85 


Agents 1 Expenses 




1 56 


Total Expenditures 


si57 51 


Balance to 1912 




2 11 



$159 62 >9 6 ! 






OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 




(Town) 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$28500.00 


Refunds 




22.00 


Dr. 






Cash to Individuals 


$27228.49 




Paid to Other Cities 


393.39 




Paid to Other Towns 


264.86 




Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


200.00 




Total Expenditures 


$28086.74 




Balance to Revenue 


435.26 






$28522.00 


$28522.00 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 

(Town) 
Cr. 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



$1500.00 



Salaries : 




Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


$1213.33 


Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 


172.00 


Anne Birdsall, Clerk 


6.00 


Agents Expenses 


13.52 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


84.89 


Telephone 


8.25 


Total Expenditures 


$1497.99 


Balance to Revenue 


2.01 



$1500.00 $1500.00 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
(Federal Grants) 

Cr. 
Federal Grants: 

Balance from 1940 

Federal Grants Received in 1941 
Old Age Assistance Refund 



Amount Carried Forward 



$ 101.67 

26486.09 

13.00 

$26600.76 



86 



Amount Brought Forward 




sS26600. 


76 


Dr. 








Cash to Individuals 


$26593.90 






Balance to 1942 


6.86 








$26600.76 


$26600 


76 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 




(Federal Grants) 








Cr. 








Federal Grants: 








Balance from 1940 




$ 7. 


97 


Federal Grants received in 1941 




886. 


22 


Dr. 








Salaries: 








Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


$606.67 






Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 


157.00 






Anne Birdsall, Clerk 


24.00 






Expenses, Agent 


32.26 






Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


48.18 






Telephone 


24.95 







Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1942 



$893.06 
1.13 





$894.19 


$894 1 9 


INFIRMARY 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$9300.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Bertha VY. Thornton, Matron 


$1000.00 




Wages, Other Employees 


2257 ,00 




Groceries and Provisions 


3357 56 




1 )i v ( kxxls and Clothing 


203.44 




Buildings and Repairs 


325 13 




Lawrence ( »as and Electric ( *o. 


412.95 





Amount Carried Forward 



$7556 38 $9300 00 






Amount Brought Forward 




$7556.38 


$9300.00 


Fuel 




452.01 




Household Supplies and Utensils 


292.75 




Furniture and Furnishings 




383.86 




Telephone 




59.30 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


187.17 




Hospitalization of Inmate 




58.05 




Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


50.00 




Water Bills 




80.00 




Barber Service for Inmates 




36.00 




All Other 




128.01 




Total Expenditures 


$9283.53 




Balance to Revenue 




16.47 






$9300.00 


$9300.00 


MILITARY AID 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$300.00 


Military Aid 




$105.00 




Balance to Revenue 




195.00 





$300.00 $300.00 



STATE AID 

Cr. 
Appropriation $450 . 00 

Dr. 
State Aid $290.00 

Balance to Revenue 160.00 



$450.00 $450.00 



88 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF 
Cr. 



Appropriation 






$4200.00 


Refund 


Dr. 




5 . 00 


Cash to Individuals 




S2250.00 




Groceries and Provisions 




50.00 




Fuel 




161.95 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


36.91 




Clothing 




8.75 




All Other 




45.75 




Total Expenditures 


S2553.36 




Balance to Revenue 




1651.64 






$4205 . 00 


S4205 . 00 


SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 






Cf. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$187979.00 


Salary, Supt., Kenneth L. ! 


Sherman 


$4038 . 30 




Salaries, Clerks: 








Evelyn A. Rutter 




942.37 




Frances McTernen 




670.00 




Gladys Downs 




72a. 00 




Truant Officer 




84.50 




Office Supplies, Stationery 


and Posl 


age 335.48 




Telephone 




361.62 




School Census 




76.25 




Teachers' Salaries: 








High 




40300.82 




Junior I [igh 




$8045 r, 




Elementary 




17177 .33 




Text Books and Supplies: 








High 




911 .77 




Junior 1 ligh 




293.40 




Elementary 




1 12 
$1 J4809 l \ 




Amount Curried Forward 


S1S7070.00 



89 



Amount Brought Forward 



$134809.23 $187979.00 



Other Expenses of Instruction: 




High 


2050.37 


Junior High 


1222.72 


Elementary 


846.66 


Tuition : 




High 


766.45 


Elementary 


160.00 


Transportation : 




High 


4210.93 


Junior High 


4223.55 


Elementary 


4845 . 48 


Tanitors' Services: 




High 


3329.41 


Junior High 


4413.03 


Elementary 


5572.15 


Health: 




High 


622.82 


Junior High 


1009.74 


Elementary 


1900.90 


Adult Education 


691.00 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company: 




High 


288.90 


Junior High 


2158.03 


Elementary 


716.11 


Fuel: 




High 


1413.30 


Junior High 


1415.81 


Elementary 


5066.70 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 




High: 




Repairs 


838.69 


Janitors' Supplies 


245.47 


All Other 


4.22 


Junior High and Elementary: 




Repairs 


2745.55 


Janitors' Supplies 


800.43 


All Other 


13.78 


Amount Carried Forward $186381 . 43 $187979 . 00 



90 



Amount Brought Forward 


$186381.43 818 


7979.00 


Furniture and Furnishings: 








High 




38 . 00 




Diplomas and Graduation Exercises 




145.32 




School Reports 




285.00 




Express 




79.12 




Water Bills 




721.73 




New Equipment 




99.48 




Laundry 




35.42 




All Other 


$18 


39.49 




Total Expenditures 


7824.99 




Balance to Revenue 




154.01 





S187979.00 S187979.00 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



Cr. 



Appropriation 

Dog Account Refund 

Income from Investments 

Refund 



Dr 



Salaries: 

Librarian, Miriam Putnam 
Assistants: 

Evelyn R. Robinson 

Margaret D. Manning 

Dorothy H. Ruhl 

Nancy E. Babcock 

Sarah H. Ballard 

Eleanore ( •. Bliss 

Dorothy Paine 

Martha 1). Byington (B.Vale) 

Extra Page Help 

Amount C<im'c<! Forward 





$13704.00 




1162.49 




3200.00 




2.00 


$2200.00 




1550.00 




1440.00 




1140.00 




L080.00 




1080.00 




459 . 45 




90.00 




216.00 




285.81 





$9541 20 SI Six 



91 



Amount Brought Forward 



S9541.26 S18068.49 



Janitors: 

Archibald D. Maclaren 1500.00 

Elizabeth Donaldson 517.30 

Clester E. Matthews (B. Vale) 150.00 

George F. Sawyer, Treasurer 100.00 
Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 431 .44 

Telephone 107.93 

Books 3170.20 

Periodicals 413.29 

Binding Books and Periodicals 488. 10 

Fuel 738.00 

LawTence Gas and Electric Company 311 . 12 

Repairs 180.40 

Janitors' Supplies 90.74 

Water Bills 4.76 

Trucking Rubbish 15.20 

Carting Books 1 . 00 

Treasurer's Bond 25 . 00 

Bookmobile Expenses 199.65 

AllOther 76.18 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



£18061.57 
6.92 



$18068.49 


$18068.49 


PARK DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$4300.00 


Dr. 




Salaries : 




Superintendent, Charles T. Gilliard $ 210.00 




Assistant Superintendent, Edward R. 




Lawson 104.00 




Clerk, Laura B. Juhlmann 52.00 




Labor 3485 . 72 




Amount Carried Forward S3851 . 72 


S4300.00 



92 



Amount Brought Forward 


$3851.72 


$4300 mi 


Equipment 


8.08 




Hardware, Tools, etc. 


76.79 




Loam and Lawn Seed 


21 .00 




Use of land at Playstead 


too. oo 




Lumber, cement, etc. 


22.33 




Lime 


30.60 




Fertilizer 


68.40 




Trees 


8.00 




All Other 


5 . 36 




Total Expenditures 


$4192.28 




Balance to Revenue 


107.72 






$4300.00 


$4300.00 



ARTICLE SIXTEEN -PURCHASE LAWN MOWER and 
WINGS FOR ANOTHER 

Cr. 
Appropriation S700.00 

Dr. 
Power Mower, etc. $635.00 

Balance to Revenue 65 .00 





$700.00 


$700.00 


PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$2004 


Cash Contribution by Phillips Academy 


Trustees 


15 00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Instructors 


$1700.00 




Playground Recreational Supplies 


124 00 




Repairs 


l is 26 




All Other 


12.02 




Total Expenditures 


$201 1 18 




1 balance 1 1 1 l\<\ enue 


.72 






015 00 


$2015 00 



93 



ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR— SKATING AREA 

Cr. 



Balance from 1940 

Labor 

Balance to 1942 



Dr. 



$ 96.88 
80.69 



$177.57 



$177.57 



$177.57 



POMPS POND BATHING BEACH 

Cr. 
Appropriation 

Dr. 

Life Guards $1390.00 

Matron 150.00 

Supplies 107.38 

Repairs 183.82 

Rent— Hussey's Pond Beach 100 . 00 

Rent— Pomps Pond Beach 100 . 00 

AllOther 9.22 



$2200.00 



Total Expenditures 




$2040.42 




Balance to Revenue 




159.58 






$2200.00 


$2200.00 


DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 


-, — 


Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$500.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


$126.00 




Balance to Revenue 




374.00 





$500.00 



$500.00 



AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation 

94 



$600.00 



Dr. 

Kent, American Legion Quarters $600. 00 



$600.00 $600.00 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600.00 

Dr. 
Kent , Veterans of Foreign Wars Quarters $600 . 00 



$600.00 S600.00 

INSURANCE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$11000.00 


Refunds 




6.18 


Dr. 






Insurance 


$10372.07 




Balance to Revenue 


634.11 






$11006.18 


811006.18 


ARMISTICE DAY 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




8150.00 


Dr. 






Prizes, Bands, etc. 


$75.00 




Wreaths 


20 . 00 




Services, Jr. Legion Drum Corps 


55.00 





$150.00 $150.00 

MEMORIAL DAY 

Cr. 
Appropriation $950.00 

Dk. 
Andover Brass Band 8 ( >o.oo 

Clan McPherson Pipe Band 15 00 

Amount Carried Forward $135 00 $950 00 

95 



Amount Brought Forward $135.00 $950.00 



Andover Post No. 8, Jr. Drum 


Corps 


100.00 


Punchard Girls' Band 




80.00 


Buses 




80.00 


Flags 




39.00 


Plants, Wreaths, etc. 




438.80 


Grave Markers 




36.82 


Cartridges 




36.25 


Total Expenditures 


$945.87 


Balance to Revenue 




4.13 




$950.00 


TOWN REPORTS 






Cr. 





TOWN SCALES 



$950.00 



Appropriation $829 . 50 

Dr. 
Printing Town Reports $829 . 50 



$829.50 $829.50 



Cr. 




Appropriation 


$175.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 


120.78 


Dr. 




Salary, William C. Brown, Public 




W r eigher $100.00 




Repairs to Scales 170. 78 




Total Expenditures $270 . 78 




Balance to Revenue 25 . 00 




$295.78 


$295.78 


WATER MAINTENANCE 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$27800.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 


220.00 


Petty Cash Refund 


50.00 



Amount Carried Forward $28070.00 

96 



Amount Brought Forward 18070.00 

Dr. 

Salaries: 

Superintendent, Charles T. Gilliard 

Assistant Superintendent, Edward R. 
Law son 

Clerk. Laura B. Juhlinann 

Clerk, Robert W. Crosby 

Secretary, J. Harry Playdon 
Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 
Petty Cash Account 
Printing and Advertising 
Telephone 
Labor 

Pipe and Fittings 
Meters and Fittings 
Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 
Hardware, Tools, etc. 
Fuel Oil 
Chlorine 

Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 
Freight 
Pumping Station: 

Engineers 

( HI, Waste and Packing 

Coal 

Building Repairs 

Maintenance Pumping Equipment 
All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 

s !S07t) mi 



WATER CONSTRUCTION 

Cr. 
Appropriation 1.00 

97 



$1050 


.00 


832 


.00 


849 


.50 


508 


.50 


50 


.00 


425 


.91 


50 


.00 


100 


.07 


583 


.76 


5805 


.25 


55 


.60 


33 


.80 


539. 


04 


196 


.22 


30 


.30 


155 


.91 


3772. 


14 


11. 


44 


6401 


87 


76. 


57 


5311 . 


24 




41 


655 . 


()2 


128. 


13 


\\6 08 


53 


92 





Dr. 




Salaries: 






Superintendent, Charles T. Gilliard 


$ 420.00 


Assistant Superintendent, 


Edward R. 




Lawson 




156.00 


Clerk, Laura B. Juhlmann 




208.00 


Labor 




5239.22 


Pipe and Fittings 




1733.58 


Meters and Parts 




1981.44 


Hydrants and Valves 




313.65 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


66.55 


Blasting 




7.62 


Express 




45.35 


All Other 




230.43 


Total Expenditures 


$10401.84 


Balance to Revenue 




98.16 



$10500.00 $10500.00 

ARTICLE THIRTY-NINE— WATER MAIN EXTENSION 
HIGH PLAIN ROAD and BEACON STREET 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1280.00 

Dr. 
Balance to 1942 $1280.00 



$1280.00 $1280.00 

ARTICLE FORTY-TWO— WATER MAIN EXTENSION 
SUNSET ROCK ROAD and SPRING GROVE ROAD 





Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$608.00 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 




$ 3.55 




Blasting 




13.32 





Amount Carried Forward $16.87 8608.00 

98 



Amount Brought Forward % 16.87 $608.00 

Pipe and Fittings 272.18 

Hydrants 128.06 

Total Expenditures $417.11 
Balance to 1942 190.89 



S608.00 S608.00 

ARTICLE TWELVE 

PURCHASE TWO NEW TELEMETERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation SI 200. 00 

Dr. 
Purchase and Installation 

Two Telemeters $1198.76 

Balance to Revenue 1 .24 

$1200.00 $1200.00 

PURCHASE WATER MAINS and APPURTENANCES 
ARTICLE TWENTY-SIX -CHEEVER CIRCLE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $2 526 . 67 

Dr. 
Fred K. Cheever 

(Purchase Water Mains) $2326.67 

$2326.67 $2326 67 

PURCHASE WATER MAINS and APPURTENANCES 
ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT FOSTER CIRCLE 

Cr. 
Appropriation x " 00 

Dr. 
I lowarth J. Peters 
(Purchase Water Mains) - 1680 00 

$2680 00 B0. 00 

99 



ARTICLE SIXTY-ONE— WATER MAIN EXTENSION 
ABBOT STREET 

Cr. 
Appropriation $580.00 

Dr. 

Hydrants, Valves, etc. $ 85.80 

Pipe and Fittings 41 7 . 23 

Total Expenditures $503 . 03 

Balance to 1942 76.97 



$580.00 $580.00 

ARTICLES THIRTY to THIRTY-SEVEN INC.— NEW 
WATER CONSTRUCTION 

Cr. 

Balance from 1940 $3580.57 

Dr. 
Labor $ 131.41 

Trucks 3 . 75 

Hydrants and Valves 533 . 49 

Pipe and Fittings 2836 . 84 

Lumber 19.50 

Express and All Other 36 . 61 



Total Expenditures $3561.60 

Balance to 1942 18.97 



$3580.57 


$3580.57 


SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$9530.40 


Petty Cash Refund 


10.00 


Dr. 




Salaries : 

Superintendent, Jesse E. West $1600 . 00 




Clerk, Edith P. Sellars 200.00 





Amount Carried Forward $1800 . 00 $9540 . 40 

100 



Amount Brought Forward 




$1800.00 


$9540.40 


Office Supplies, Stationery 


and Postage 


159.03 




Telephone 




31 .59 




Petty Cash Account 




10.00 




Labor 




5669.29 




Fertilizer, Loam, etc. 




93 . 89 




Shrubs, etc. 




79.90 




Cement, Curbing, etc. 




118.50 




Tools and Kquipment 




583 . 89 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck M 


aintenance 


148.14 




Concrete Containers 




549. 7. 5 




Crushed Stone 




151.72 




Water Bills 




13.71 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Co. 


9.00 




All Other 




89.81 




Total Expenditures 




$9508.22 




Balance to Revenue 




32.18 








$9540.40 


$9540.40 


INTEREST 








Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$10150.00 


Interest : 








Temporary Loans 




$ 144.50 




Junior 1 ligh School 




5892.50 




Shawsheen School 




1 W2.50 




Sewer 




!()>() 25 




Total Expenditures 




$10095 75 




Balance to Revenue 




5 1 2> 





$10150 oo $10150 oo 



Appropriat i< >n 



MATURING DEBT 

Cr. 

ioi 



s 18000 i'i> 



Dr. 



General Loans: 

Junior High School 
Shawsheen School 
Sewer 



$22000.00 

11000.00 

5000.00 





$38000.00 


$38000.00 


Temporary Loans Repaid 




$150000.00 


(Anticipation of Revenue) 






Chapter 90 — Loan Repaid 




1500.00 


Town Clerk's Dog License Money 




2154.60 


Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds: 






West Parish 


93.43 




St. Augustine's 


231.36 




Christ Church 


200.00 




South Church 


656.00 




Spring Grove 


2615.25 


3796.04 
5558.20 


Private Trust Funds 




Retirement Fund 




13200.00 


Essex County Tax 




30023.59 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 






State Tax 


46623.46 




Auditing Municipal Accounts 


1128.74 




State Parks and Reservations 


632.42 


48384.62 






Grants and Gifts (paid out for Public Welfare) 


10.00 


Refunds: 






On Taxes 


131.61 




On Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 


1483.59 




On Water Rates 


15.50 




Town Clerk's Overpayments to Treasurer 12.00 


1642.70 



Total Expenditures, 1941 



$948188.56 



RESERVE FUND 

Cr. 
Transferred from Excess and Deficiency 

102 



$15000.00 



Dr. 



Transferred to: 




Elections and Registration 


$1000.00 


Brush Fires 


200.00 


Public Dump 


150.00 


Sewer Maintenance 


130.00 


Article 1, Civilian Defense 


11500.00 


Town Scales 


120.78 


Water Maintenance 


220.00 


Total Transferred 


$13320.78 


To Revenue 


1679.22 




SI 5000. 00 


TAXES 1935 





Balance from 1940 






$92 . 05 


Collected in 1941 






$ 8.00 


Balance to 1942 






84.05 
$92 . 05 $92 . 05 




TAXES 


1936 




Balance from 1940 






$286.81 


Collected in 1941 






$ 34.25 


Abated 






70.00 


Balance to 1942 






182.56 
$286.81 $286.81 




TAXES 


1937 




Balance from 1940 






$1859.46 


Collected in 1941 






$ 306. 19 


Balance to 1942 






1552 <>7 




$1859 l<> $1859 in 




TAXES 


1938 




Balance from 1940 






$78 [9 02 


Collected in L941 






$5167 i- 1 


Abated 






H Gg 


Balance to 1942 






1 1 - 



s:si<> D2 s;sp) iij 



103 





TAXES 


1939 




Balance from 1940 




$33126.89 


Additional Commitments 


15.00 


Collected in 1941 






$27084.25 


Abated 






438.09 


Balance to 1942 






5619.55 




$33141.89 $33141.89 




TAXES 


1940 




Balance from 1940 




$103999.42 




Additional Commitment 




15.00 




Refund 




52.50 




Collected in 1941 






$77349.52 


Abated 






1163.25 


Tax Titles 






309.75 


Balance to 1942 






25244.40 




$104066.92 


$104066.92 




TAXES 


1941 




Commitments, 1941 




$471196.78 




Refunds 




79.11 




Collected in 1941 






$386541.96 


Abated 






1267.82 


Tax Titles 






293.63 


Balance to 1942 






83172.48 




$471275.89 


$471275.89 



TAX TITLE ACCOUNT 



Balance from 1940 


$1313.14 




Tax Titles Taken 


608.01 




Tax Title Auction Sale 




$ 38.20 


Balance to 1942 




1882.95 



$1921.15 $1921.15 



104 



TAX TITLE POSSESSIONS 

Balance from 1940 $146.30 

Balanceto 1942 $1 16* ><» 



SI 46.. SO $1 16.30 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1934 

Balance from 1940 $67.76 

Balance to 1942 $67 76 



$67.76 >67.76 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1935 

Balance from 1940 $63.82 

Balance to 1942 163.82 



$63.82 $63.82 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1936 

Balance from 1940 $158.95 

Collected in 1941 $4.00 

Balance to 1942 154.95 



$158 ( >5 $158.95 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1937 

Balance from 1940 $237. 71 

Collected in 1941 s o.27 

Balance lo 1<)!2 231 W 



$237 71 $237 71 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1938 

Balance from 1940 $1 70 <- () 

('..Heeled in 1941 $ 1' 

Balance to 19 VI 153 90 



|170 69 $170 69 

105 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1939 

Balance from 1940 $12 . 00 

Collected in 1941 $12.00 



$12.00 $12.00 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1940 



Balance from 1940 
Commitment 
Refunds 

Collected in 1941 
Abated 
Balance to 1942 



$1176.19 




48.72 




34.42 






$1149.51 




48.24 




61.58 



$1259.33 $1259.33 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1941 



Commitments, 1941 
Refunds 

Collected in 1941 
Abated 
Balance to 1942 



$40375.93 




1449.17 






$38360.90 




2676.49 




787.71 



$41825.10 $41825.10 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1937 

Balance from 1940 $2.04 

Balance to 1942 $2.04 



$2.04 $2.04 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1938 

Balance from 1940 $17.46 

Collected in 1941 $13.07 

Balance to 1942 4.39 

$17.46 $17.46 

106 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1939 

Balance from 1940 $69.09 

Collected in 1941 S59.77 

Balance to 1942 9.32 

$69.09 $69.09 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1940 

Balance from 1940 SI 93. 82 



Collected in 1941 


$160.35 


Abated 


2.94 


Balance to 1942 


30.53 


$193.82 


$193.82 


MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1941 




Commitment S1068.64 




Collected in 1941 


S823.88 


Abated 


.72 


Balance to 1942 


244.04 



$1068.64 SI 068. 64 

UNAPPORTIONED SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 

Balance from 1940 $242.99 

Balance to 1942 $242.99 

$242.99 $242.99 

UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1926 and 

PRIOR 

Balance from 1940 $2547.78 

Balance to 1942 $2547 78 

$2547.78 $2547 7^ 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1933 
Balance from 1940 $5 22 

Balance tO 1942 $5 22 

|5 M 

1(17 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1934 

Balance from 1940 $24 . 85 

Balance to 1942 $24.85 



$24.85 $24.85 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1935 

Balance from 1940 $17.12 

Balance to 1942 $17.12 



$17.12 $17.12 

SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO-TAXES 1936 

Balance from 1940 $104.90 

Balance to 1942 $104.90 



$104.90 $104.90 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1937 

Balance from 1940 $21 . 54 

Collected in 1941 $21.54 



$21.54 $21.54 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1939 

Balance from 1940 $89 . 93 

Collected in 1941 $24.38 

Balance to 1942 65.55 



$89.93 $89.93 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1940 

Balance from 1940 $85.57 

Collected in 1941 $31.93 

Balance to 1942 53.64 



$85.57 $85.57 

108 



UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1940 

Balance from 1940 $409.40 

Collected in 1941 $188.48 

Balance to 1942 220.92 



$409 . 40 $409 . 40 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1941 

Commitment $125.01 

Collected in 1941 $43.61 

Balance to 1942 81.40 



$125.01 $125.01 

UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1941 

Commitment $19.21 

Collected in 1941 $19.21 



$19.21 S19.21 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS PAID IN 
ADVANCE 

Commitments $208.78 

Collected in 1941 $223.08 

Overpayment to be Refunded in 1942 14.30 



$223.08 $223.08 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1933 

Balance from 1940 $2.47 

Balance to 1942 $2.47 

$2.47 $2 \: 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1 ( M4 

Balance I'mm 1940 $1 1 l ><> 

Balance to 1 ( M2 si | 96 



si i 96 $1 I 96 

MM) 



COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1935 

Balance from 1940 $10.64 

Balance to 1942 $10.64 



$10.64 $10.64 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1936 

Balance from 1940 $11.93 

Balance to 1942 $11.93 



$11.93 $11.93 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1937 

Balance from 1940 $5.14 

Collected in 1941 $5.14 



$5.14 $5.14 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1939 

Balance from 1940 $21.31 

Collected in 1941 $5.96 

Balance to 1942 15.35 

$21.31 $21.31 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1940 

Balance from 1940 $15.29 

Collected in 1941 $5.74 

Balance to 1942 9.55 



$15.29 $15.29 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1941 

Commitments $24.57 

Collected in 1941 $ 7.13 

Balance to 1942 17.44 



$24.57 $24.57 

110 



OVERLAY 

Balance from 1940 
Revenue 1940 

(Raised to cover deficit) 



1935 



S25.41 



$25.41 







$25.41 


825.41 




OVERLAY 


1936 




Balance from 1940 






S234.00 


Abatements 1941 




$ 70.00 




Balance to 1942 




164.00 






$234.00 


S234.00 




OVERLAY 


1937 




Balance from 1940 






SI 859. 46 


Transferred to Overlay Reserve 


$306.49 




Balance to 1942 




1552.97 
$1859.46 






$1859.46 




OVERLAY 


1938 




Balance from 1940 






S3827.60 


Abatements 1941 




$ 58.68 




Transferred to Overlay Reserve 


1145.70 




Balance to 1942 




2623.22 






$3827.60 


$3827.60 




OVERLAY 


1939 




Balance from 1940 






$2890.76 


Abatements 1941 




$ 438.09 




Balance to 194 1 




2452.67 
$2890.76 






$2890 16 




OVERLAY 


1940 




Balance from 1940 






$10838. 11 


Abatements 1941 




$1163.25 




Balance to 1 ( M2 




<)(>;} 86 





$10838 11 $10838. 11 



in 



OVERLAY 1941 



Overlay 1941 
Abatements 1941 
Balance to 1942 



OVERLAY 

Balance from 1940 
Transferred from Overlay 1937 
Transferred from Overlay 1938 
Balance to 1942 

$13503.21 $13503.21 

DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

Balance from 1940 $ 5586.20 

Charges, Accounts Receivable, in 1941 30557.75 

Collected in 1941 $31059 . 14 

Abatements 3047 . 77 

Balance to 1942 2037.04 







$12105.66 


$ 1267 


.82 




10837 


.84 


t 


$12105 
IVE 


.66 


$12105.66 

$12051.02 

306.49 

1145.70 


$13503. 


21 





$36143.95 $36143.95 



WATER RATES 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

Balance from 1940 $ 5974.48 

Charges, Commitments, 1941 59425.81 

Refund 15.50 

Collected in 1941 
Abatements 
Balance to 1942 



S58775.48 

130.96 

6509.35 



$65415.79 $65415.79 

WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

Balance from 1940 $1770.11 

Charges, Commitments, 1941 914.14 

Collected in 1941 $1250.39 

Abatements 744.40 

Balance to 1942 689.46 



$2684.25 $2684.25 



112 



EXCESS AND DEFICIENCY ACCOUNT 

Balance from 1940 

Unexpended 1940 Balance 

Taxes 1939 and 1940 (Additional Commi 

Tax Title Revenue (T.T. auction sale) 

Adjustment, Taxes 1941 

Revenue 1941 

To Reserve Fund 

To Revenue (Free Cash to reduce 

the 1941 Tax Rate) 
Tax Title Revenue 
Adjustments 
Appropriations at Special Town 

Meeting, December 29, 1941 
Balance to 1942 

S202478.23 $202478.23 

JOHN CORNELL FUND 

Principal Fund 
Andover Savings Bank 
Kssex Savings Bank 
Broadway Savings Bank 
City Inst, for Savings, Lowell 
Central Savings Bank, Lowell 

Receipts 

Balance on hand January 1, 1941 
[nteresl received on l>ank accounts 





SI 60969. 82 




.49 


nitment) 


30.00 




38.20 




.01 




41439.71 


SI 5000. 00 




18750.00 




603.38 




30.50 




7650.00 




160444.35 







S5000.00 


SI 000. 00 




1000.00 




1000.00 




1000. 00 




1000.00 






s S3 on 




100.00 



SI S3 Oil 



Expenditures 

( !ross ( !oal Co, $14 50 

Andover ( 'oal ( '<>. M 50 

Benjamin Jaquea ( <>.il ( O. 2 1 75 



$50 75 



Balance on hand Januar) l. 1942 12.85 

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TRUSTEES OF PUNGHARD FREE SCHOOL 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1941 



Rev. ALBERT C. MORRIS Rev. DONALD H. SAVAGE 

MYRON E. GUTTERSON HENRY G. TYER 

CHARLES C. KIMBALL Rev. FREDERICK B. NOSS 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND WILLIAM A. TROW 



REPORT OF THE 

TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1941 



PRINCIPAL FUND 

January 1, 1941 

Cash in Banks $12,466 . 27 

Real Estate Mortgages 43,701 . 31 

Bonds at book value 20,832 . 42 



December 31, 1941 

Cash in Banks $10,746.27 

Real Estate Mortgages 45 ,42 1 . 3 1 

Bonds at book value 20,832 . 42 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

January 1, 1941 Cash on hand $4,793. 19 

Interest and dividends 

received 3,693.73 



Expenditures 




M. E. Stevens, Instructor 


$2,600.00 


N. C. Hamblin, Principal 


350.00 


E. V. Lovely, Principal 


135.00 


E. E. Hammond, Salary 


200.00 


Treasurer's Bond 


25.00 


Safe Deposit Box 


11.10 



Amount Carried Forward $3321.10 

116 



$77,000.00 



$77,000.00 



$8,486.92 



Amount Brought Forward 




83321.10 




Goldsmith Prizes 




10.00 




Legal Expenses 




110.20 




Postage 




1.00 




Gift 




100.00 




December 31, 1941, Cash on 


hand 


4,944.62 


$8,486.92 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

Jan. 1, 1941 Cash in savings bank $310.05 

Interest received 6 . 23 



Dec. 31, 1941 Cash in savings bank $316.28 



DRAPER FUND 

Jan. 1, 1941 Cash in savings bank $1,505.85 

Interest received 29.95 



$1,535.80 
Scholarship awarded 30.00 



Dec. 31, 1941 Cash in savings bank SI. 505. 80 



BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1941 Cash in savings bank S26.70 

Dividend received 40 . 00 

Interest received . 32 



$67.02 

Prizes awarded 

Firsl $20.00 

Second 12.00 

Third 8.00 10.00 

Dee. 31, 1941 Cash in savings bank - 17.02 

117 



GHAPIN FUND 

Jan. 1, 1941 Cash in savings bank $1,951.56 
Interest received 42 . 52 

Received on note 304 . 00 



Dec. 31, 1941 Cash in savings bank $2,298.08 



RESERVE FUND 

Jan. 1, 1941 Cash in Savings Bank $2,787.69 
Interest received 55 . 93 



Dec. 31, 1941 Cash in Savings Bank $2,843 . 62 

HENRY WARREN BARNARD AND MABEL PARADISE 
BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1941 Cash in Savings Bank $1,016.73 
Interest received 20 . 26 



1,036.99 
Athletic goods purchased 16. 15 



Dec. 31, 1941 Cash in Savings Bank $1,020.84 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Treasurer 



This is to certify that the securities belonging to the Trustees 
of Punchard Free School and the income accruing therefrom have 
been checked and found to be correct. 

The remaining items in the above account are examined by the 
Town Accountant. 

WILLIAM A. TROW 
CHARLES C. KIMBALL 



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Town Debt 

DETAIL OF PAYMENT BY YEARS 







Junior High 


Shawsheen 






Sewer 


School 


School 


Totals 


Year 


Kate 4J4% 


2 & 1%% 


4)4% 


Av. 2.69% 


1942 


5000. 


22000. 


11000. 


38000. 


1943 


5000. 


21000. 


11000. 


37000. 


1944 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1 945 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1946 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1947 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1948 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1949 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1950 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1951 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1952 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1953 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1954 




4000. 




4000. 


L955 




4000. 




4000. 




$60000. 


$251000. 


$22000. 


$333000. 



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Treasurer's Report 



Receipts and payments for the year were as follows: 

Balance, January 1, 1941 $ 61330.51 

Receipts 1008231.83 



$1069562.34 

Payments 948188.56 



Balance, December 31, 1941 $121373.78 

There is included in these figures SI 50000., borrowed in antici- 
pation of taxes, at a rate of .12%, and repaid in November. This 
was V S55000. less than last year. 

Disbursements, in accordance with 103 selectmen's warrants, 
were 2% more than in 1940. The number of checks issued was 
14650. 

Summarized statements of 803 cemetery perpetual care funds, 
and 16 other trust funds, in the custody of the treasurer, amount- 
ing to 824741.05, will be found elsewhere in the town report, as 
will the financial report of the Board of Retirement. The Walter 
Landor Raymond Fund and the Emily F. Raymond fund were 
received during the year. 

Two tax title accounts amount t<> $1882.95, one other having 

been disposed of in 1941 by auction sale. 

Tn \\n r E \ roN. / reasurer 



12S 



Report of Tax Collector 



1933 
Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added- to-Taxes $5.22 

Balance of Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 2 . 47 

Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) $5.22 

Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 

Uncollected 2 . 47 



$7.69 $7.69 

1934 

Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes S24.85 

Balance of Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 14 . 96 

Balance of Excise 67.76 

Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) $ 24.85 

Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 

Uncollected 14.96 

Excise Uncollected 67 . 76 





$107.57 


$107.57 


1935 






Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1941 


$92.05 


Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes 


17.12 


Balance of Committed Interest on 


apportioned 




Sewer 




10.64 


Balance of Excise 




63.82 


Interest on Taxes 




1.90 


Costs on Polls 




1.40 


Taxes Collected 


$ 8.00 




Interest on Taxes Collected 


1.90 




Costs on Polls Collected 


1.40 




Taxes Uncollected 


84.05 




Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 


17.12 




Committed Interest on apportioned 






Sewer Uncollected 


10.64 




Excise Uncollected 


63.82 





$186.93 $186.93 

126 



1936 



Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1941 
Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes 
Balance of Sewer (unapportioned) Added-to-Taxes 
Balance of Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 
Balance of Committed Interest on unapportioned 

Sewer 
Balance of Excise 
Interest on Taxes 
Interest on Excise 
Costs on Polls 
Taxes Collected 
Excise Collected 
Interest on Taxes Collected 
Interest on Excise Collected 
Costs on Polls Collected 
Taxes Abated : 

Polls 
Taxes Uncollected 
Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 
Sewer Uncollected (unapportioned) 
Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 

Uncollected 2.38 

Committed Interest on unapportioned Sewer 

Uncollected 9 . 55 

Excise Uncollected 154.95 



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$574.89 



1937 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1941 
Balance of Moth 

Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes 
Balance of Committed rnteresl on apportioned 

Sewer 
Balance of Excise 

4 1 mount ( \irriai Forward 



$1859 


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237 


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Amount Brought Forward 

Interest on Taxes 

Interest on Excise 

Interest on Sewer 

Costs on Polls 

Taxes Collected $306.49 

Sewer Collected (apportioned) Added-to- 

Taxes 21.54 

Committed Interest Collected on ap- 
portioned Sewer 5.14 
Excise Collected 6.27 
Interest on Taxes Collected 51.13 
Interest on Excise Collected 1.19 
Interest on Sewer Collected 4.08 
Costs on Polls Collected 9 . 80 
Taxes Uncollected 1552.97 
Moth Uncollected 2 . 04 
Excise Uncollected 231 . 44 



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$2192.09 




1938 






Uncollected Balance, January 


1,1941 




$7849.02 


Balance of Moth 






17.46 


Balance of Excise 






170.69 


Interest on Taxes 






534.74 


Interest on Excise 






1.72 


Costs on Polls 






10.85 


Taxes Collected 




$5167.12 




Moth Collected 




13.07 




Excise Collected 




16.79 




Interest on Taxes Collected 




534.74 




Interest on Excise Collected 




1.72 




Costs on Polls Collected 




10.85 




Taxes Abated : 








Real 




58.68 




Taxes Uncollected 




2623.22 





Amount Carried Forward $8426.19 $8584.48 

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Amount Brought Forward $8426. 19 S8584.48 

Moth Uncollected 4 . 39 

Excise Uncollected 153.90 



S8584.48 S8584.48 
1939 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1941 S33126.89 

Amount of Additional Assessment 15.00 

Balance of Moth 69 . 09 

Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes 89.93 
Balance of Committed Interest on apportioned 

Sewer 21.31 

Balance of Excise 12.00 

Interest on Taxes 1 788 . 08 

Interest on Sewer 1 .97 

Interest on Excise .67 

Costs on Polls 27 .65 
Taxes Collected S27084. 25 



Moth Collected 


59.77 






Sewer Collected (apportioned) Added 








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24.38 






Committed Interest Collected on ap- 








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5.96 






Excise Collected 


12.00 






Interest on Taxes Collected 


1788.08 






Interest on Sewer Collected 


1.97 






Interest on Excise Collected 


.67 






Costs on Polls Collected 


27.65 






Taxes Abated : 








Poll 


2.00 






Real 


436. 09 






Taxes Uncollected 


5619.55 






Moth Uncollected 


9.32 






Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 


65 . 55 






Committed Interest on apportioned 








Sewer I fncollected 


15.35 








$35152 59 


(35152 


59 



129 



Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1941 




$103999.42 


Amount of Additional Assessment 




15.00 


Amount Additional Excise 




48.72 


Balance of Moth 




193.82 


Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes 


85.57 


Balance of Sewer (unapportioned) 




409.40 


Balance of Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 


15.29 


Balance of Excise 




1176.19 


Interest on Taxes 




2074.64 


Interest on Sewer 




3.43 


Interest on Excise 




5.12 


Refunds on Taxes 




52.50 


Refunds on Excise 




34.42 


Costs on Polls 




82.60 


Taxes Collected 


$77349.52 




Moth Collected 


160.35 




Sewer Collected (apportioned) 






Added-to-Taxes 


31.93 




Committed Interest Collected on 






apportioned Sewer 


5.74 




Sewer Collected (unapportioned) 






Added-to-Taxes 


188.48 




Excise Collected 


1149.51 




Interest on Taxes Collected 


2074.64 




Interest on Sewer Collected 


3.43 




Interest on Excise Collected 


5.12 




Costs on Polls Collected 


82.60 




Taxes Abated : 






Polls 


348.00 




Real 


815.25 




Moth Abated 


2.94 




Excise Abated 


48.24 




Taxes Credited: 






Tax Titles taken over by Town 


309.75 




Taxes Uncollected 


25244.40 




Moth Uncollected 


30.53 




Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 


53.64 




Amount Carried Forward 


$107904.07 


$108196.12 



130 



Amount Brought Forward $107904.07 $108196.12 

Sewer (unapportioned) apportioned 

and added to 1941 Taxes 220.92 

Committed Interest on apportioned 

Sewer Uncollected 9.55 

Excise Uncollected 61.58 



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146 


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S108196.12 S108196.12 

1941 
Amount of Warrant 
Amount of December Warrant 
Amount of Moth Warrant 
Amount of Sewer Assessments (ap- 
portioned) Added-to-Taxes 
Amount of Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 
Amount of Sewer Assessments (unapportioned) 

Added-to-Taxes 19.21 

Amount of Committed Interest on unapportioned 

Sewer . 86 

Amount of Excise Warrants 40375.93 

Interest on Taxes 133 . 57 

Interest on Excise 4.90 

Refunds on Taxes 78.86 

( herpayment on Real — Refunded by Treasurer .25 

Refunds on Excise 1 449 . 1 7 

Costs on Polls 70.00 

( hercollection on Taxes .01 

Taxes Collected $386541.96 

Moth Collected 823.88 

Sewer Collected (apportioned) Added-to 

Taxes 43.61 

( 'ommitted Interest Collected on 

apportioned Sewer 6. 27 

Sewer Collected I unapportioned 

Added-to-Taxes 19.21 

Committed [nteresl Collected on 

unapportioned Sewer . B6 



Amount Carried Forward $387435 7 ( > $514546 90 

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Excise Collected 
Interest on Taxes Collected 
Interest on Excise Collected 
Costs on Polls Collected 
Taxes Abated : 

Polls 

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Moth Abated 
Excise Abated 
Taxes Credited: 

Tax Titles taken over by Town 
Taxes Uncollected 
Moth Uncollected 
Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 
Committed Interest on apportioned 

Sewer Uncollected 
Excise Uncollected 



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293 


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83172 


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244 


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81 


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17 


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787, 


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$514546.90 $514546.90 



Amount of Apportioned Sewer Paid in Advance 
Amount of Interest on Apportioned Sewer — 

Paid in Advance 
Sewer Collected (apportioned) 

Paid in Advance $223 . 08 

Interest Collected on Apportioned 

Sewer — Paid in Advance 5 . 89 



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Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our annual report: 
Number of assessed polls 3717 



Valuation of personal estate 


$ 1,955,479.00 




Valuation of real estate 


14,031,061.00 


$15,986,540.00 






Tax on polls 


$ 7,434.00 




Tax on personal estate 


56,709.60 




Tax on real estate 


406,906.37 


$471,049.97 






Abatements: 






Poll taxes 




268.00 


Personal estate 




14.50 


Real estate 




985.32 


Moth work 




.72 


Rate of Taxation on $1000. 




29.00 


Number of assessed 






Horses 


125 




Cows 


582 




Neat cattle 


178 




Swine 


312 




Sheep 


12 




Fowl 


27,700 




All other 


163 




Dwellings 


2,630 




Acres of land 


17,070 




Moth Warrant 




1,068.64 


Apportioned Sewer 




125.01 


Committed interest 




23.71 


Unapportioned Sewer 




19.21 


Committed interest 




.86 


MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAX 


Number of vehicles assessed 


4633 




Assessed valuation 




$1,342,180.00 


Excise 




40,375.93 



134 



Abatements 

Kate on $1000. 
Excise for 1940 in 1941 

Vehicles 

Valuation 





2,676 19 




K 50 




48.72 


20 




$8595 00 





Number of assessed polls 
Valuation of real estate 
Tax on polls 
Tax on real estate 



Kk ASSESSMENTS 

22 



3545 00 

44.00 

102.81 

ROY E. HARDY, Acting Chairman 

J. EVERETT COLLINS 

Board of Assessors 



Municipal Properties and Public Improvements 





Land and 


Equip, and 


Total 




Buildings 


other property 


Town Hall 


$ 95,980 


S 5,150 


$ 101.150 


Fire I department 


62,280 


18,000 


1 10,280 


1'olice I department 


275 


1,500 


1,775 


Schools 


1,093,115 


51,179 


1,144,294 


Library 


129.650 


39,170 


16S 


Water 1 depart ment 


100,638 


595.942 


696,580 


Sewer 1 depart ment 


2,500 


420.5 7 s 


12 1 


1 1 ighway 1 depart ment 


11,750 


17,807 


29,557 


Parka and Plaj grounds 


56,825 


500 


57,325 


Tree Warden and Moth Department 




3,600 


v.nii 


Infirmary 


11,125 




46,663 


Spring ( . r<>\ e Cemetery 


28 ,ooo 


1,125 


29.125 


weights and Measures 




350 




Town Scales 






500 


Old Schoolhouse. Ballardvale 


1 1,810 




1 1,810 


Punchard School Fund 




77,000 




Memorial 1 [all ln\ot int-nt Funds 




ooo 




Burnham Road 1 and 


500 






Pomps Pond Bea< h 


MIX) 






( .11 mel W nod- 1 and 


I },300 






Indian Ridge I and 


1,0110 




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11,653 


$1,34 








Report of Planning Board and Board of 

Survey 



Many public hearings as well as regular meetings were held 
by the Planning Board and Board of Survey during the year 1941 
and in the endeavor to establish a definite plan of procedure and 
to determine the functions of the various Boards relative to ap- 
proval and acceptance of street plans, layout of ways, etc. a 
meeting was held with the Selectmen, Board of Public Works and 
Town Counsel, Arthur Sweeney, February 19, 1941. 

As a result the following course was defined : 

"Concerning any action taken upon a plan of subdivision or 
street the Board must approve or modify only and upon 
approval the signed plans to be filed with the Selectmen 
who in turn are to determine whether or not the way as 
shown on the approved plan is to be laid out. The way 
when laid out -must conform to the plan as approved by 
the Board of Survey." 

The following street plans were approved : a section of Cheever 
Circle, Foster Circle, Elm Court, Virginia Road, Walker Avenue 
and Princeton Avenue Extension. 

The following subdivision plans were approved: Cheever 
Circle Area, Tantallon section off Beacon Street, Foster Circle 
Area, Sutherland Street Section, Lincoln Circle Area, Noyes- 
Whittier Section North Main Street, Burton Estate off Elm 
Street, Locke Estate Area off Elm Street. 

An amendment to the Zoning Law proposed by Foster C. 
Barnard to extend the business zone near his property was ap- 
proved and later at the Annual Town Meeting was voted on in 
the affirmative. 

In many cases during the year the Board found that the ex- 
isting Rules and Regulations were not comprehensive enough 
and consequently have decided to revise and amend them. 

Investigation has been made relative to possible Town Parking 

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Area, and t he* Board has deemed it advisable to defer action in 

this matter this year because of the expense involved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTKR M. LAMONT, Chairman 

WALTER C. TOMLINSON, Secretary 

EDWARD P. HALL 

SIDNEY P. WHITE 

HERBERT LEWIS 
By 
EDWARD R. LAWSON, Clerk 



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Board of Appeals Report 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

The Board of Appeals under the Zoning By-Law of the Town 
of Andover has the following members: James S. Eastham, Chair- 
man, term expiring May 1, 1943; Roy E. Hardy, Secretary, term 
expiring May 1, 1944; Walter M. Lamont, term expiring May 1, 
1942. 

During the year 1941, the sixth year of the Zoning Law, the 
Board heard and decided seventeen cases as follows : 

Petition of Samuel Resnick, Agent for Emanuel Asso- 
ciates and Temple Emanuel, decided on January 28, 
1941, for a permit to maintain a cemetery on part of the 
property known as the Currier Farm, located west of 
Corbett Street. Granted 

Petition of Elizabeth L. Curtis, decided on March 8, 
1941, for a permit to convert her residence on Dascomb 
Road into a two-family house. Granted 

Petition of Indian Ridge Company, Inc., decided on 
March 8, 1941, for a permit to locate dwelling houses 
upon a tract of land of unusual topography on the south 
side of Stevens Street, nearer than 30 feet but not less 
than 15 feet from the street line. Granted 

Petition of Samuel Resnick, Agent for Emanuel Asso- 
ciates and Temple Emanuel, decided on March 18, 1941, 
for slight changes in the decision of the Board dated Janu- 
ary 28, 1941, permitting the petitioner to maintain a ceme- 
tery. Granted 

Petition of Annie McNally, decided on April 21, 1941, 
for a permit to convert a two-family house at 80-82 High 
Street into a four-apartment house. Granted 

Petition of Charles A. Eaton, decided on May 19, 1941, 
for a permit to build a single dwelling house on a narrow 
lot at the southeast corner of Ferndale Avenue and a pro- 
posed street known as Oakhurst Terrace, nearer than 15 
feet to the east side lot line, nearer than 30 feet to the 
street line of Ferndale Avenue, and nearer than 20 feet 
to the street line of Oakhurst Terrace. Granted 

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Petition of Elizabeth J. Lamont, decided on May 20, 
1941 (with Edward P. Hall, associate member, sitting 
in place of Walter M. Lamont) for a permit to erect a 
single dwelling house on a narrow lot at 14 Stratford Road, 

nearer than 15 feet to the side lot lines, (irtnih'd 

Petition of Paul P, Simeone, decided on May 20, 1941, 
(with Edward I\ Hall, associate member, sitting in place 

of Walter M. lamont ) for a permit to erect a single dwelling 
house on a narrow lot at 13 Stratford Road, nearer than 
15 feet to the side lot lines. (Wanted 

Petition of Margaret T. Dole, decided on May 28, 1941, 
for a variance of the Zoning By-Law in its application to 
property of the petitioner at 19 Washington Avenue to 
permit a subdivision resulting in one lot having a frontage 
of less than 75 feet and an area of less than 8500 feet. Granted 

Petition of Howard I). Johnson Company, decided on 
June 10, 1941, to permit an extension to the building 
owned by the Company and used as a restaurant and an ice- 
cream shop on South Main Street near the by-pass. Granted 

Petition of Irving (). Piper, decided on June 30, 1941. 
for a permit to erect a single dwelling house on a narrow lot 
on Canterbury Street nearer than 15 feet to the northwest 
>ide lot line. Granted 

Petition of Patrick J. llannon, decided <>n July 11. PHI. 
for a permit to convert a live-apart ment house on the 
southeasterly corner of ham and Florence Streets into a 
six-apartment house. Granted 

Petition of Raymond Mow.it and Elsie Mowat, decided 

on August 13, 1941. for a permit to build an addition on 
the west side Ol a single dwelling house on a narrow lot at 

the northeast corner of Summer and Pine Streets, nearer 
than twenty feet to the street line of Pine Street. Granted 

Petition of Martin J. linneit\ and Eleanor V. Pinneiix. 

decided on October 2, 1941, for a variance ol the Zoning 
B l iw in ordei t<> permit the erection ol a single family 
dwelling on a narrow lot on the southeast corner ol Ferndale 
Avenue and .i proposed street known .i- Oakhurst rerrace 
nearei than i<> feet to the side lot lines, i 
Petition «.t Arthur Heifetz, decided on Novembei 6, 1941, 

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for a permit to convert a two-family house at 12-A Ridge 
Street into a four-apartment house. Granted 

Petition of Robert E. Franz and Bessie R. Franz, decided 
on November 6, 1941, for a permit to subdivide land at 183- 
187 North Main Street so that the resulting lot frontages 
will be less than 75 feet and the resulting lot areas less than 
8500 square feet. Granted 

Petition of Arceneth M. Pattee, decided on December 
30, 1941, for a permit to maintain a tearoom at the corner 
of Shawsheen Road and Lowell Street. Granted 

A petition was filed by Catherine A. Byrne for a permit to en- 
large a building on the east side of South Main Street, north of 
the by-pass, to be used for living or restaurant purposes. The pe- 
tition was withdrawn on October 27, 1941. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES S. EASTHAM, Chairman 
ROY E. HARDY, Secretary 
WALTER M. LAMONT 
January 16, 1942 



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Report of Playground Committee 



The committee on supervised play covering activities in An< lo- 
ver's playgrounds at Central, Shawsheen and Ballardvale here- 
with submits its report: 

The registration at the three playgrounds was 1772 and the 
total attendance records show that 28433 visited the playgrounds 
bringing the daily average to approximately 730 children. 

The personnel headed by Miss Margaret Davis, general super- 
visor, was practically the same as the previous year as far as old 
employees was concerned and three new cadet instructors were 
added to the force. 

The general routine of tournaments and special activities was 
the same as the prescribed course of former years with such feat- 
ures as Doll, Pet and Puppet Shows, Field, etc. The year featured 
three patriotic programs; Joseph Lee, founder of playground 
movement, night; aluminum parade with 800 children partici- 
pating and collecting almost two tons of the metal, and the 
patriotic closing exercises. Each night as the flag was lowered the 
children and personnel carried out the salute of reciting the 
pledge of allegiance to the flag. The usual picnics to Canobie 
Lake and Berry's Pond were held and both well attended. 

The groups of interested parents held the usual carnivals on 
each playground to raise money for heavy apparatus and other 
essentials not covered by town appropriation. 

This year a new high in coordination and cooperation oi per- 
sonnel, committee and children was reached and all look back al 
one of the happiest and most successful of years. It is a pleasure 
to report that the instructors and the supervisor, showing a most 

willing spirit of team work at all times, did much to bring (he 
year to this high level. The committee at this time expresses Its 
sincere thanks to the supervisor and her assistants. 

Respectfully submit ted, 

STAFFORD A. LINDSAY 



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Report of Selective Service Board 



LOCAL BOARD NO. 3.... Town Hall, Andover, Mass. 
Representing, Andover, Boxford and North Andover 
February 1942 

The Draft Board was appointed by President Roosevelt, Octo- 
ber 9, 1940. The first registration, October 10, 1940, was for men 
21 to 36 years of age. The second registration, July 1, 1941, was 
for men 21 years old. The third registration, February 15 and 
February 16, 1942 was for men 20 to 44 years old (inclusive) who 
had not registered previously. 

Of the men sent to the army from this district, up to and 
including those sent Feb. 6, 55% were from Andover; 2% were 
from Boxford; and 43% were from North Andover. 

Due to war conditions no further statistics are published. 

May we take this opportunity to again thank the Town of 
Andover for its generosity in providing and caring for our com- 
fortable quarters; and also to thank the many citizens of all 
three of the Towns for their splendid cooperation and help, ex- 
pressed and carried out in so many ways. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL F. ROCKWELL, Chairman 



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Board of Retirement Report 



To the Board of Selectmen 

A adorer, Muss. 

i .i.\ HLEMEN : 

The Town of Andover Board <>i Retirement herewith submit 
the following report for the year 1941 : 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1941 : $1 149 54 

Receipts, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1941: 

Deductions, Group I $6000.94 

Deductions. Group II 2187.82 

s 8188.76 
Interest, 1941. on bonds 2122.68 

Interest, 1941, Savings Banks 65.61 

Appropriation, 1941 13200.00 

Redemption of Bonds 7205.63 

30782 68 



$32232 22 



Expenditures, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1941: 
Pension Payments: 
Group I $5049.83 

Group II 2759.28 

s 7809.11 
Investments 12729 05 

( Office Expenses: 
Salary, ( !lerk, Mary Loosigian $556 50 
( )fhce Supplies, 
Stationery and Postage 1 19.82 

676 (2 



Refunds: 
Group I $340.77 

(.roup II 207 is 



547 ( >> 



$21762 IS 



Balance, Decembei 31, 1941 $10469 

1 u 



A schedule of membership for the year 1941 follows: 
January 1, 1941: Active Members 106 

Enrolled during 1941 9 

115 

Retirements during 1941 3 



Withdrawn, 1941 4 

Death of Member 1 



112 



5 



Total Active Members, December 31, 1941 107 

January 1, 1941: Pensioners 10 

Retirements during 1941 3 

13 

Deaths of Pensioners 3 

Total Pensioners, December 31, 1941 10 

Total Membership, December 31, 1941 

including Pensioners 117 

Securities were purchased during the year after due deliberation 
and each investment was considered carefully. 

The amortized or investment value of the securities as set up 
by true actuarial practices was $48464.10, and the total amount in 
Savings Banks was $10173.19, as of December 31, 1941. 

$14400.00 is the amount required to add to the fund by town 
appropriation for the year 1942. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY COLLINS, Chairman 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Secretary 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

Board of Retirement 



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Board of Public Welfare 



The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report for 

the year 1941 : 

We are pleased to report a reduction in the number of cases 
aided and cash disbursed in all forms of relief except Old Age 
Assistance, which remains approximately the same. 

On January 1, 1941, there were 170 cases receiving Old Age 
Assistance, while at the close of the year we were aiding 173 
cases, with a yearly average of 172. We received 63 application- 
for assistance, of which 43 were approved and 20 rejected. Forty 
cases were closed by death or other reasons. The cost of Old Age 
Assistance will rise during 1942, due to legislation passed during 
the year which makes it mandatory that all individuals residing 
alone be increased to S40.00 a month. 

Soldiers' Relief was greatly reduced during 1941. We have 
aided 11 families against 21 for 1940. 

Aid to Dependent Children has also shown a decrease, due to 
many children in these families finding employment. At the 
start of 1941, there were 16 families with 47 children being aided, 
while at the close of the year we were aiding 14 families with 39 
children. 

Kight boys from local families have been sent to C.C.C. camps 
this year. 

The W.P.A, Sewing Project was closed out in June, 1941, At 
the present time there are thirty persons engaged in W.P.A. 
work within the town. 

During 1941 the value of commodities distributed in Andover 
was $14,486.19; direct distribution of food $10,254.49, clothing 
$4231.70. 

1 nder the supervision ol George K. Abbott, moth work and 
insect control work, Project No. 18446, was carried on from 
January 6th through March 4th. The project employed about 

ten men and the work w.i^ done in the woodlands up to tWO 
hundred fret from the following ro.ub: Gould Road, County 

Road, Rattlesnake Hill Road, Woburn Street, Dascomb Road, 
Beacon St reet and ( 'handler Road. 



Under the supervision of the Board of Public Works the follow- 
ing W.P.A. projects were undertaken : 

Description Average number of 
men employed 
Graveling and Widening 55 

Drain 25 

Cutting back corners 55 

Engineering Survey 7 

Water main installations 30 



Work Project No. 


Loca< 


*17812 


Town 


*22727 


Town 


t 16600 


Town 


*21708 


Town 


20966 


Town 


^Suspended 




tCompleted 





We wish at this time to thank all organizations and private 
citizens who have cooperated with our board, especially during 
the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, to bring cheer to needy 
families. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROY E. HARDY, Chairman 
J. EVERETT COLLINS, 

Board of Public Welfare 
ARTHUR W. COLE, Agent 



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ANDOVER TOWN INFIRMARY 

The Town Infirmary has cared for fourteen townspeople during 
the past year, providing them with a good home, food, clothing 
and medical care. 

We had an unusually fine Christmas Abbol Academy, No- 
vember Club, The King's Daughters, and a newly formed Guild 

in Ballardvale all contributed gifts and money which brought 
much pleasure to the Home. 

The three rooms in the Convalescent Section have been in 
constant use and the sum of twenty-five hundred ($2500.00) 
dollars has been turned over to the town from these room- and 
Infirmary patients who are able to pay for board and room. 

Number of inmates January 1, 1 ( )41 10 

Number admitted during the year 4 

Number discharged 4 

Number of deaths 

Number between one and ten years of age 

Number between ten and twenty years of age 

Number between twenty and thirty years of age 1 

Number between thirty and forty years of age 

Number between forty and fifty years of age 1 

Number between fifty and sixty years of age 1 

Number between sixty and seventy years of age 2 

Number between seventy and eighty years of age 4 

Number between eighty and ninety years <>l age 1 

Number of inmates January 1, 1942 It) 

Respectfully submitted. 

BERTHA W. THORNTON, Matron 



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Fire Department 



January 12, 1942 
To the Board of Selectmen, 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I have the honor to submit my first report as Chief of the 
Andover Fire Department. 

During the year 1941 the department answered the following 
alarms: 152 Bell (3 false); 168 still; Total 320 — an increase of 
121 calls over the preceding year. 109,400 feet of hose were laid as 
follows: 27,350 feet iy 2 inch hose, 20,350 feet V/ 2 inch hose; 
31,700 feet V/% inch or forestry hose, 30,000 feet J4 inch or booster 
hose. 1 189 feet of ladders were raised. 

Total valuation of buildings where fires occurred : $253,040. 

Losses incurred totaled — S61,783.88. 

Ambulance calls for the year totaled 502. Of this number 33 
were handled by the Chief's car. 

On January 1, 1941 the equipment consisted of: Year 

1 combination pump, hose and booster truck 1928 

1 combination pump, hose and booster truck 1937 

1 combination pump, hose and chemical truck 1914 

1 city service ladder truck 1923 

1 ambulance 1926 

1 ambulance 1937 

1 forest fire truck 1923 

1 forest fire truck 1940 

In April a 1941 ford sedan was purchased. A 65-foot junior 
aerial ladder truck, purchased from the American La-France 
Foamite Corporation, was delivered on September 29, to replace 
the 1923 Stutz ladder truck. 

Hose on hand includes: 7500 feet iy 2 inch, 3000 feet V/ 2 inch, 
2500 feet W% inch, 1400 feet % inch. 

The Central Fire Station has been improved by the replacement 
of the old swinging doors with five new overhead doors. The 
ceiling, walls, and floor of the apparatus room have been painted. 

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All exterior wood surfaces have been painted, and the brick work 
pointed where necessary. 

After thirty-one years in the department, Chief Charles I . 
Emerson retired from active service on January 4, 1941. John 
T. Cole was appointed to fill the vacancy created by I he promol ion 
of C. Edward Buchan to the office of Chief. 

During recent weeks the emergency created by our entry into 
the war has necessitated the development of civilian defense 
plans. At a special town meeting on December 29, appropriation 
was made for the purchase of auxiliary fire equipment. Auxiliary 
forces are now being trained in the elements of fire fighting. The 
emergency has made even more apparent the already existing 
fact that the department is seriously undermanned for the task of 
protecting our community. While property and population has 
increased in the past eighteen years, no additions have been 
made in fire fighting personnel. I recommend that four permanent 
men be added to enable this department to give the town ade- 
quate fire protection. 

Respectfully submitted, , 

C. EDWARD BUCHAN, 

Chief, Andover Fire Department 



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Police Department 



January 14, 1942 
To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover, 
Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the report of the Police Department for the 
year ending December 31, 1941. 

Miscellaneous complaints received and investigated 411 

Ambulance calls covered by police 38 

Summons served for out of town police 74 

Automobiles stolen in Andover 9 

Automobiles recovered in Andover 5 

Automobiles recovered out of town 4 

Automobiles reported stolen by out of town police 18 

Bicycles stolen 8 

Bicycles recovered 12 

Breaks in camps and dwellings 25 

Doors found open and secured 115 

Lost children returned to parents 6 

Dogs killed by automobiles 15 

Live wires down and guarded 5 

Street lights reported out 295 

Fires covered by police 62 

Dogs lost and returned to owners 88 

Persons notified for out of town police 108 

Suicides reported and investigated 1 

Cattle lost and returned to owners 9 

Dead bodies cared for by police 7 

Lights put in dangerous places 2 

False fire alarm 3 

Tramps put up for the night 39 

Runaway boys returned to parents 9 

Dwelling houses inspected while owners away 96 

Persons bitten by dogs 21 

Hens stolen 12 
Animal inspector and Board of Health notified of dog bites 21 

Articles found and returned to owners 9 

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Total number of arrests 278 

Drunks, 140— Fines paid $145 00 

Operating motor vehicle while intoxicated — 39 $1515.00 

( )perating to Endanger Life— 20 $590 00 

Miscellaneous Arrests 79 

Automobile Accidents — Personal injuries 1 1 1 

Automobile Accidents — Property damage 118 

The year of 1941 has seen a big improvement in police work 
over 1940, owing to the installation of the two-way radio. Calls 
are covered in much less time, and with less expense, as officers 
can be contacted on the way back to police station when coming 
in from a previous complaint. 

We have organized a class of Emergency Police consisting of 
66 men; these men are receiving instruction once a week until 
they are taught the most important things pertaining to police 
work. All men are attending class each night when held, and show 
a lot of interest in the instructions. Sergeant William Hickey and 
Sergeant David Nicoll who attended the F.B.I. School in Boston 
for defense work, have handled this class in an able manner. 

These men in case of emergency, will be of great help to the 
regular police in helping to take care of injured, bombings, or any 
ether emergency that may arise during this war. 

At this time I want to call your attention to the need of more 
lights in both Andover, and Shawsheen Squares, at night. 

We have had two serious accidents in, or near the Andover 
Square this past year, the operator of both cars claimed they did 
not see the pedestrians until too close to avoid hitting them. 

This I am sure was so, because both cars were going slow at the 
time of accident. 

Respectfully, 

GEORGE A. DANE, Chief 



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Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent 



To the Board of Health and Townspeople of Andover. 






I herewith submit my report as Board of Health Nurse and 


Agent for the Town of Andover for the 


year just ended. 


This 


report will be brief, but ' 


with the idea of < 


:overing 


the important 


aspects of health for the 


year just passed. 












1941 


1940 


1939 


Septic Sore Throat 




3 


1 





Dog Bite 




28 


50 


49 


Tuberculosis 




4 


7 


3 


Scarlet Fever 




12 


9 


15 


Chicken Pox 




104 


15 


47 


Whooping Cough 




54 


81 


39 


Diphtheria 







1 


1 


Measles 




74 


52 


306 


Mumps 




21 


51 


45 


Anterio Poliomyelitis 




1 








Epidemic Cerebro Spinal 


Meningitis 











Gonorrhea 




2 


2 


7 


Syphilis 




1 


10 


14 


German Measles 




62 


2 


1 


Lobar Pneumonia 




3 


3 


2 


Dysentery Bacillary 







1 





Undulant Fever 










1 


Typhoid Fever 













Forms of Eye Infections Reportable 












369 285 530 

Deaths from Contagious Diseases 

1941 1940 1939 

Diphtheria 1 

Lobar Pneumonia 2 2 3 

Tuberculosis 2 2 2 



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First, I wish to call to the attention of the people of Andover 

the fact that we have several very fine clinics for the use of the 
families in Town. There is the Baby Clinic which is held on the 
first and third Tuesday of each month at the Andover Guild from 
three to five o'clock in the afternoon. This clinic has a fine record 
of achievement in the past and the physician in charge has ex- 
amined many babies and made wise recommendations for the 
health of Andover's future citizens. It is hoped that all mothers 
will avail themselves of this opportunity. 

Then there is the clinic which is held shortly after school opens. 
The purpose of this clinic is to take steps by means of inoculation 
to prevent diphtheria. All small children should be given this 
free protection to their health and I urge parents to acquaint them- 
selves with the facilities of this clinic in behalf of their children. 

Again, we have the services of the C nadwick Clinic in a move to 
check the spread of Tuberculosis. All parents should be willing to 
give their consent to the examination which is necessary as part 
of the program of this clinic. 

Also, there is the Dog Clinic which is held in the Spring of each 
year. Bring your canine friend to the clinic to have it inoculated. 
In doing this you protect your pet and the general public from the 
dread disease of Rabies. 

Let me again remind you that all of these clinics are free and 
your Board of Health will be pleased to inform you about them. 

Many complaints have been received this year about the 
practise of dumping garbage and refuse upon the side of our high- 
ways. This practise endangers the health of the community, be- 
comes an eye-sore, and strong methods will be taken to curb this 
if it becomes necessary. Let us have a little pride in the health 
and looks of our Town. 

This is a War Period —a period of emergency. It i> consistent 
with good citizenship and patriotism to maintain a health} town. 
Anything tending toward an epidemic of any description should 

be carefully guarded against and your Board of 1 lealth will i\i^ all 

in its power to guard against any spread of disease. We respect- 
fully seek the cooperation of the citi/ens of Andover. 

In closing, all contagious diseases must be reported to youi 
Board ol 1 lealth. Especially is this true where there is no physician 

in attendance. Parents or guardians have .1 dutj imposed by law 
to observe this important low . 

Respectful!} submit ted, 

LOTTA M. JOHNSON, R.N. 

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Milk Inspector's Report 



January 1, 1942 
To the Andover Board of Health: 

As inspector of milk I hereby submit my report for year 1941. 

After inspection of all premises and dairy plants the following 
licenses were granted : 

Milk and cream (distributors and other classes) 66 

Oleomargarine registrations 5 

Pasteurization establishments 8 

Wholesale and retail ice cream 9 

This resulted in a revenue of $195.50 to the town. 

There were 101 samples of milk and 36 samples of cream taken 
from distributors, stores and other sources tested for butterfat. 
Four of milk and 10 of cream were found below standard and up to 
standard on second sample taken few days later. Fifty phosphase 
tests were made and 5 were positive showing improper pasteuriz- 
ation. 193 bottles and 18 cans were condemned and destroyed as 
unfit for use. 16 ice cream mix and five ice cream samples were 
tested and all passed. In addition to premises inspected for 
licenses there were 85 pasteurization plant and 62 dairy plants 
or farms inspected at unexpected intervals with many conditions 
found requiring correction. On inspection of 34 ice cream cabinets, 
four were condemned as unfit for future use. 

During summer months many conditions were received about 
milk and cream being off flavor which were corrected by co- 
operation. 

This country is now engaged in a war program presenting 
many problems to distributors and producers which will be 
solved in same courageous manner they were solved in dark 
depression days. 

Shortages of sterilization chemicals make it imperative to 
return all containers as clean as possible. In addition all plants 
and dairy farms must be kept at a high standard at all times. 
Shortage of farm labor will make producers' hours longer and it 
more difficult to produce clean milk and we must be reasonable 
in enforcing rules. 

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Rising cost of feed and other factors may increase cost of milk 
and cream again during 1 ( M2 bul it musl be remembered that in 
preceding war days there were no pasteurization plants and no 
laws covering various grades of milk, therefore consumer must be 
expected to pay higher prices when cost of producing milk is in- 
creased for producer, transportation to milk plant, pasteuriza- 
tion, bottles broken or not returned, increased cost of caps for 
bottles and delivery costs. Few people realize the expense of 
making milk safe and your inspector of milk solicits your co- 
operation in returning all bottles and having deliveries every 
other day if necessary in order that milk may be kept as low ,i- 
possible in price. 

Andover is fortunate in having its plants for pasteurizing widely 
mattered and all but one equipped with refrigeration to keep 
milk and cream at same temperature at all times. One plant has 
its own power facilities and can take care of a large territory it 
conditions warrant. If necessary milk distribution centers can be 
established in West Andover, Ballardvale, Shawsheen and 
Andover to take care of needs in any emergency which may 
arise. All aged and babies requiring good clean milk will be pro- 
vided for and there will be no shortage for those Andover citizens 
who need it. Your inspector of milk has several plans in mind 
which it is hoped will not be necessary at any time. 

All licenses expire as required by law and must be renewed (.11 
or before that date and at this time thank all citizens who have 
cooperated in keeping a high standard of cleanliness during the 
past year. 

Respectfully yours, 

ALFRED C. STACEY, 

his pec tor of Milk 



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Report of Town Physician 

February 3, 1942 
Board of Selectmen 
Town of Andover 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit the annual report of cases seen and treated 

by the undersigned, in the capacity of town physician, for the 
year ending December 31, 1941: 

House Calls 291 

Office Calls 250 

Maternity 

Investigations 3 
Respectfully yours, 

JOHN J. HARTIGAN, 

Town Physician 

Report of Animal Inspector 



Board of Selectmen 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my report for the year ending December 31, 
1941: 

Number of Cattle Inspected — Registered 153 ; Grades 649 802 

Number of Sheep Inspected 3 

Number of Goats Inspected 5 

Number of Swine Inspected 219 

Number of Barns Inspected 84 

Number of Interstate Cattle Identified and Released 66 

Number of Dogs Quarantined 57 

Number of Dogs Affected with Rabies 

Number of Cattle Quarantined and Slaughtered for T.B. 1 

Respectfully submitted, 

SIDNEY P. WHITE, 

Animal Inspector 

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Report of Building Inspector 

December 31, 1941 

Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts 
I ,1 \ l l l.\l l \ : 

I herewith submit my report as Building Inspector from Janu- 
ary 1, 1941 to December 31, 1941: 

Dwellings (new) 74 

( Parages (new) 29 

Additions and Alterations 60 

Poultry Houses 8 

Camps 3 

Storage Sheds 3 

Dining Hall and Dormitory 1 

Summer House and Tool Shed 1 

Vegetable Stand 1 

Kennel 1 

I tye House 1 

Singeing Room Plant 1 

Employment Office 1 

Country Store 1 

Tool Shed 1 

Hog Pen 1 

I [orse Shelter 1 

( )il Storage Tanks 1 

189 
I dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms above the 

second floor were inspected to see that they complied with the 
law relative to safety appliances and a report of each inspection 
was sent to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The estimated cost of new construction in the Town of Andovei 
during the past year is $473,105.00, and of additions and alter- 
ations is $70,625.00, making a total estimated cost of $543,730,00. 

Fees for building permits, amounting to two hundred and 
thirty-two dollars ($232.00), were collected by me and turned 
ovei to i he Tow n Treasure] . 

Respectfully submit ted, 
JOHN J. DRISCOLL, Buiidii 

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Report of Tree Warden 

January 1, 1942 
To the Citizens of Andover: — 

Your tree warden hopes that when the present war emergency 
passes that more citizens will take time to consider the value of 
our shade trees to the town. Even as a business proposition shade 
trees are an asset to any town. They beautify our streets, enhance 
the value of our homes and attract new citizens to build here. 

The growing of shade trees on our streets is a long time propo- 
sition. Only at great expense can large trees be moved in to re- 
place dead ones. We should take time to consider really taking 
care of our present valuable trees. With present known methods 
in the care of shade trees our present valuable trees would, by 
pruning, bracing, cavity work, fertilizing, watering and other 
good tree practices, show a wonderful change for the better and be 
assured of many years of usefulness. 

To assist this department in tree work a power winch, mounted 
on our new truck, would save labor in lowering large limbs out of 
trees and over wires, loading tree butts and stumps. Such a 
winch would be of great value in emergencies. 

A power roadside mower now costs $1250.00, but would pay 
for itself in labor saved and provide greater safety to travel by 
permanently keeping down brush on our roadsides. 

Thirty-two new trees were planted last spring, all that could be 
provided under the present budget. Thirty-eight dead or weak- 
ened trees were removed during the year, showing a heavy toll 
from the effects of the hurricane, inroads of disease, and the long 
continued dry weather. 

At present the town has over 15,000 trees on its streets. It ac- 
cepts new streets each year without providing for new trees, or 
the care of any trees on these streets, thus the appropriation is 
spread thinner and thinner each year. 

Due to the increased cost of living, high wages in industry, men 
entering the armed service of our country and the need to retain 
two experienced tree men in this department, the Tree Warden 
asksyour favorable consideration of an appropriation of $5,500.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 
GEORGE R. ABBOTT, Tree Warden 
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Report of Moth Superintendent 

January 1, 1942 
Board of Selectmen, Town of And over 

Gentlemen : — 

During 1941 many kinds of insects gave trouble, but the gypsy 
moth caterpillar and the elm leaf beetle larvae were the most 
numerous and destructive. 

The woodlands continue to be heavily infested with gypsy 
moths and this causes a general infestation of trees throughout 
the town. This fall and winter the Moth Superintendent has 
received many reports of elm leaf beetles wintering in houses 
and other buildings. These beetles should be sw r ept up and des- 
troyed, otherwise they will fly to the elm trees in the spring to 
feed and lay their eggs. 

Two hundred and ninety brown-tail moth nests were found 
and destroyed. There has been a steady decrease in the number 
of nests found in the past five years. 

The Japanese beetle larvae, a comparatively new insect in 
town, caused injury to lawns. The beetle itself is very destructive 
to foliage and the fruit of most kinds of trees, shrubs, and plants. 
This insect seems destined to cause much injury in the future 
unless some element interferes with its life. 

This Department cooperated with the State Moth Superin- 
tendent in the collection of 500 gypsy moth caterpillars for in- 
spection to determine to what extent a parasite was distributed 
in this town. 

The many requests for spraying made it necessary to purchase 
an extra ton of arsenate of lead. The Moth appropriation was 
exhausted in early July and several requests for spraying had to 
be refused. Destruction of the fall web worm nests and the fall 
creosoting of gypsy moth egg clusters could not be carried out 
because no extra funds were provided. This will cause extra moth 
work in 1942. 

I'lie Department has an old sprayer ol small capacity which 
should be replaced with a modern sprayer <>t a capacity for work 
n«>\\ demanded for controlling insects on high trees. 

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Due to the increased demand for control of the gypsy moth and 
the elm leaf beetle, increase in wages, and a reported increase of 
30% in the cost of insecticides, I recommend that $5,000 be ap- 
propriated for control work in the Moth Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE R. ABBOTT, 

Moth Superintendent 



160 



Spring Grove Cemetery 



The Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery submit their annual 
report for the year 1941. 

Resolutions on the resignation of Walter E. Curtis, since de- 
ceased, were adopted and spread on the records for his long and 
faithful services. 

Over 650 feet of new roads have been built and over 2,212 feet 
of curbing have been laid, 690 feet of same were on the East side ol 
the cemetery. 

The entrance road has been resurfaced and a cement walk to 
the office was laid. 

A new retaining wall along the "Old Railroad Path" has been 
laid, using stones from the undeveloped section of the cemetery. 

The easterly section under development for the past several 
years is nearly completed and there will not be any further outlay 
for lots for some time. 

Perpetual care receipts, sale of lots, interments etc. for the 
year amounted to $7,220.29 which was turned back to the 
Tow n Treasurer out of the appropriation of S9.50S.22, the actual 
amount costing the town for the running of the cemetery was 

$2,287.93. 

Respectfully submit ted, 

1 FJVNK R. PETTY, Chairman 

! REDERICK I.. (Ill KYI R. Secretary 

FRED G. CHENEY 

CLIFFORD \\ . Dl NNE1 LS 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures 



December 31, 1941 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1941 : 

SCALES 





Adjusted 


Sealed 


Condem 


Platform over 10,000 lbs. 


1 


9 





Platform under 5000 lbs. 


16 


47 





Counter 100 lbs. or over 


2 


7 





Counter under 100 lbs. 


5 


51 





Beam over 100 lbs. 





1 





Spring 100 lbs. or over 





2 





Spring under 100 lbs. 


19 


52 


1 


Computing under 100 lbs. 


4 


23 





Personal weighing (slot) 


5 


19 





Prescription 





4 





WEIGHTS AND 


MEASURES 






Avoirdupois 





251 





Apothecary 





42 





Metrics 





30 





Liquid Measures 





47 





Oil Jars 





22 





Meters over 1 inch 


1 


4 





Gasoline Pumps 


5 


58N.S. 


10 2 


Oil Measuring Pumps 





14 





Grease Measuring Pumps 





30 





Quantity Measure on Pumps 





32 





Yard Sticks 





10 






I have collected from December 1, 1940 to November 30, 1941 
$128.56 (one hundred and twenty-eight dollars and fifty-six 
cents). 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEWIS B. MEARS, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

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Report of Wire Inspector 



January 7, 1942 

Board of Selectmen, 

Town of And over, 

A ndover, Massachusetts 

DEAR Sirs: 

I hereby submit my report for the year 1 1941 I nineteen hundred 
and forty-one. 

Permits 267 

Turned over to Town Treasurer $1 33 50 

Yours very truly, 

\VM. J. YOUNG, Wire Inspector 



163 



Town of Andover — Jury List 



JUNE, 1941 



Abbott, Harold E. 
Anderson, Burtt M. 
Anderson, John A. 
Anderson, John H. 
Ashburn, James R. 
Auchterlonie, John C. 
Auty, Herbert W. 
Bailey, Ralph A. 
Bancroft, William A. 
Barnard, Foster C. 
Barraclough, Thomas B. 
Barrett, Patrick J. 
Barron, William F. 
Batcheller, Kirk R. 
Billington, Jesse S. 
Black, David D. 
Boutwell, Everett S. 
Brierly, James 
Buchan, Raymond L. 
Burke, Michael A. 
Burns, Matthew 

Burton, Everett D. 

Buttrick, Frank A. 

Cannon, Gordon R. 

Carlton, Tyler F. 

Cheney, Fred G. 

Christison, Leslie 

Clark, Thomas T. 

Colbath, Howard L. 

Collins, Andrew 

Coutts, David L. 

Cutler, Granville K. 

Dalton, Charles F. 

Deyermond, Robert V. 

Deyermond, Robert V. 

Disbrow, George W. 



Wool Dealer 

Plumber 

Farmer 

Retired 

Salesman 

Blacksmith 

Foreman 

Salesman 

Meat Business 

Trustee 

Broker 

Ins. Collector 

Gas. Sta. Oper. 

Salesman 

Retired 

Insurance 

Farmer 

Operator 

Retired 

Undertaker 

Blacksmith 

Manager 

Trustee 

Odd Work 

Civil Engineer 

Retired 

Chemist 

Builder 

Laborer 

Manager 

Printer 

Dyer 

Druggist 

Painter 

Janitor 

Farmer 



83 Bartlet St. 

81 Chestnut St. 

Ballardvale Rd. 

3 William St. 

135 Haverhill St. 

65 Red Spring Rd. 

6 Chestnut St. 

Porter Rd. 

Rocky Hill Rd. 

14 High St. 

15 Argyle St. 

102 Chestnut St. 

Haggetts Pd. Rd. 

161 Lowell St. 

56 Highland Rd. 

72 Elm St. 

High Plain Rd. 

Tewksbury St. 

Lincoln St. 

383 No. Main St. 

75 Whittier St. 

20 Pasho St. 

15 Wolcott Ave. 

54 Salem St. 

18 Cheever Circle 

83 Maple Ave. 

100 Burnham Rd. 

4 Sterling St. 

River St. 

18 Wolcott Ave. 

2 Florence St. 

99 Shawsheen Rd. 

70 Chestnut St. 

Salem St. 

91 Elm St. 

Chandler Rd. 



164 



I )isbrow, Walter A. 
I )oherty, James I ). 
Doherty, William J. 
I )riscoll, John J. 
Flanagan, ( 'harles J . 
Fleming, Edward H. 
Flint, Edwin M. 
Forbes, I )avid A. 
Foster, William II. 
Furness, Sam E. 
( lordon, Walter X. 
I [annon, Laurence J. 
Hardy, Edward S. 
Harrington, Warren A. 
Holt, Percy R. 
Humphreys, William 1 1 
Jackson, Arthur R. 
Johnson, Leonard P. 
Judge, Homer ( >. 
Keery, Samuel 
Kyle, William F. 
Livingston, Harold 
Loonier, Amos 

Mahoney, Timothy J. 
Maicelle, Arthur J. 
Max , ( ieorge M. 
Mayo, Archibald J. 

McDonald. William L. 
Mc( '.hie. ( iavin H. 

Meai^. Lew LS X. 
Milne, I )a\ id 

Morgan, William ( '.. 
Mori issej . William L>. 
Morse, 1 1. Allison 
Morse, Walter I. 
Mason, I Ian j ( 
Nelligan, 1 rands \ 
\<»\ es, |« »lm I .. 
Peti ie, I ieorge B. 
Petty, Frank K 



Farmer 
Insurance 
Contractor 
( Carpenter 
Brush Maker 
Chauffeur 
Farmer 

Rubber Worker 
Artist 



(handler Kd. 
21 Harding St. 
21 Harding St. 
36 Summer Si . 

49 Poor St. 

5 I leming Ave. 

Pleasant St. 

1 Sweeney ( t . 

71 ( Ihestnul St . 



( 'loth Examiner 2 Fletcher St . 

Clerk 47 Union Si . 

Foreman 63 I ligh St . 
Farmer Haggett's Loud \<(\. 

Clerk 36 High St. 

Clerk 6 Morton St. 

Clerk 74 Lowell St. 

( Carpenter 221 So. Main St . 

Engineer 22 York St 

Carpenter 85 Summer St. 

Flax Dresser 49 Elm St. 

Clerk 75 Elm St 

Florist 107 Al.l.ot St 

Retired Andover St. 

( "leik 34 Florence Si 

( naul'leur 55 Summer St . 

Painter So. Main Si . 
Section Hand 95 Haverhill St. 

Bookkeeper Railroad St. 

Fireman Clark Rd. 

Clerk 36 High St. 

Laborer 20 Cuba St. 

Bricklayer Prospecl \\^\ 

I Id t rician 66 I' 1 lor Si . 

Salesman 27 Summer St . 

Laborer JO No. Main St. 

Carpenter Riv< 

( Compositor () I armel Kd 

I ai mer I i -\ ej< \ Rd. 

I ADOrei 6 ( hickei ii . 

Clerk Cent 



162 



Pike, Walter E. 
Piatt, Henry W. 
Poland, Burdette J. 
Pomeroy, Llewellyn D. 
Remington, J. Augustus 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Ripley, Philip F. 
Robb, James G. 
Rockwell, Henry D. Jr. 
Ronan, Leonard 
Ryley, James 
Scholtz, Samuel H. 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sheriff, Alexander W. 
Sherry, Frank R. 
Smith, Fred H. 
Steinert, Arthur 
Sullivan, Augustine P. 
Thompson, William 
Thornton, E. Burke 
Titcomb, William S. 
Trow, Henry J. 
Trow, William A. 
Weeks, Eugene M. 
West, Archibald L. 
Wetterberg, Carl A. 
White, George W. 
White, Peter 
Whiteway, Hayward G. 



Guard 

Overseer 

Photographer 

Electrician 

Agent 

Electrician 

Retired 

Operative 

Carder 

Laborer 

Clerk 

Superintendent 

Wool Sorter 

Retired 

Pattern Maker 

Foreman 

Contractor 

Accountant 

Clerk 

Retired 

Mill Executive 

Truck Driver 

Retired 

Salesman 

Electrician 

Operative 

Bookkeeper 

Farmer 

Carpenter 



Lowell St. 

Center St. 

126 Main St. 

Foster's Pond 

354 No. Main St. 

Woodland Rd. 

7 Abbot St. 

94 No. Main St. 

47 Cuba St. 

55 High St. 

50 Salem St. 

Ballardvale Rd. 

Andover St. 

20 Walnut Ave. 

Andover St. 

95 Maple Ave. 

1 Union St. 

34 Essex St. 

42 Walnut Ave. 

Carmel Rd. 

15 Chandler Rd. 

River St. 

31 Lowell St. 

19 Wolcott Ave. 

21 Pine St. 

53 Summer St. 

30 Chestnut St. 

South Main St. 

3 Ferndale Ave. 



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Trustees of Memorial Hall 
Library 



NATHAN C. HAMBLIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

GEORGE F. SAWYER PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

HENRY G. TYER MARY BYERS SMITH 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

Secretary and Treasurer 
GEORGE F. SAWYER 

Librarian 
MIRIAM PUTNAM 

Assistants 
MARGARET D. MANNING DOROTHY II. RUHL 

NANCY E. BABCOCK 

In Charge of Young People's Library 
EVELYN R. ROBINSON 

Assistant 

SARAH A. BALLARD 

In Charge of BaUardvale Branch 
MARTHA I). BYINGTON 

Janitor 
ARCHIBALD MACLAR] \ 



Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

The Trustees of Memorial Hall Library have voted to adopt 
the annual report of the librarian as their report to the Town 
for the year 1941. 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 

At the close of the 1941 fiscal year, the Trustees had the follow- 
ing monies on hand : 

4 shs. American Telephone & Telegraph Co. 
$5,000 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad 4% 1951 
2,000 Boston & Albany Railroad 5% 1963 
1,000 Boston & Maine Railroad 4% 1960 
1,000 Boston & Maine Railroad Income Bonds 
1,000 Central New York Power Corp. 3%% 1962 
7,500 Chicago Railways Co. 5% C.F.D. 
1,000 City of Detroit 4^% 1951 
3,000 Eastern Gas & Fuel Associates 4% 1956 
3,000 New England Power Association 5% 1948 
1,000 New England Telephone & Telegraph Co. 

5% 1952 
1,000 New York Steam Corp. 3^% 1963 
3,000 Northern States Power Co. 3J^% 1967 
5,000 Pennsylvania Co. 4% 1963 
6,000 Pennsylvania Railroad Co. 4^% 1984 
1,000 Philadelphia Electric Co. 3^% 1967 
5,000 Puget Sound Power & Light Co. 4^% 1950 
3,000 U.S. Treasury 3% 1946 

Massachusetts Savings Banks 

Federal Savings & Loan Associations 

Income Invested 

Income on Hand 



GEORGE F. SAWYER, Treasurer 

The above securities and cash have been inspected by the 
Investment Committee and found correct. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

168 



$ 571 


.50 


5,000 


.00 


2,000 


00 


1,000. 


00 


1,000. 


00 


1,000. 


00 


7,500. 


00 


1,000 


.00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


.00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


3,000 


.00 


5,000 


.00 


6,000. 


00 


1,000 


00 


5,000. 


00 


3,000 


00 


7,896 


.27 


26,000 


.00 


25 


.82 


318 


.58 


$84,312 


.17 



Report of the Memorial Hall Librarian 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library: 

I herewith present the report of the library for the twelve 
months ending December 31, 1941. 

The past few weeks during which the very pattern of life and 
thinking in this country has been changed with incredible rapidity 
may not have seemed the most conducive time in which to review 
and appraise the 1941 library program. After the first feeling of 
confusion, we have come to the conclusion that the public library 
as an essential educational institution can meet — as it has met in 
the past — the test of critical times. However, we should not be- 
come complacent but should seek in so far as it is possible to 
better and to extend library facilities throughout the community. 
Ten years from now, we hope, the war will be over — the vision 
which we hold of the future, the effectiveness with which we grasp 
our opportunities today to serve the building of morale, to serve 
our national defense program in all its ramifications — w i 1 1 de- 
termine in no small measure the kind of library which will survive 
these uncertain times. 

In 1924 a book appeared by William S. Learned called the 
American Public Library and the Diffusion of Knowledge in which 
he crystallized the rather intangible conception of a public 
library. A phrase from that book seems very pertinent today. In 
describing the public library, Mr. Learned calls it the "central 
intelligence service of the town." This definition makes the public 
library more than an agency for the circulation of book-, chief as 

that function is among its activities. But it the library never 

circulated a book, it would still perform an Important function 

as a center for reference service, reading guidance, for forum and 

discussion groups, for book clubs and the like. In a sense the 
library coordinates the intellectual life of the community and 
reaches out, as perhaps no oilier public agency, to the whole 
town offering it- services to all individuals, young and old and to 
all organizations and groups that ma) wish to take advant 
<»t them. It differs in this respect from othei town departments 

Mich a> tuc, police, and public health whieh mmac US best when 

the need for their services is at a minimum. 

169 



Again circulation trends reflect contemporary events and in 
common with many other public libraries we must report a loss 
in circulation this year amounting to 6.5%. The loss represents 
1.9% in books circulated to boys and girls; 4.9% in books cir- 
culated to adults. Greater employment, greater participation in 
relief and defense activities, more radio listening and newspaper 
reading, all undoubtedly contributed to our loss. The 1941 circu- 
lation figures show that the relative loss in the issue of non-fiction 
has been less than that of fiction and we can perhaps with some 
justification feel that our loss has, in part at least, been confined 
to the more ephemeral type of book. 

In spite of the general downward trend technical books, maga- 
zines and pamphlets showed increased use. 

Certainly the increased use of technical books was to be ex- 
pected and no doubt the trend will continue. Among our most 
popular books were the following: Modern Shop Operations, Air- 
craft Engine Maintenance, Aviation Mechnic, Textile Testing, How 
to Read Blueprints, Modern Shop Practice, How to Fly a Plane. 

With magazine circulation on the increase, it is interesting to 
note the magazines that have been issued for home use the great- 
est number of times during the last six months. Our magazine 
Hit Parade included the following listed in order of popularity: 
Fortune, Reader's Digest, Good Housekeeping, New Yorker, Life, 
Illustrated London News, House and Garden, Hygeia, American 
Mercury, Harpers, and Time. 

The library has felt already the impact of community defense 
activities which has been reflected in the requests for books on 
first aid, automobile maintenance, air raid and fire defense and 
nutrition. Such books as Civil Air Defense, American Red Cross 
First Aid Textbook, and Fire Defense are in constant demand. The 
Library will try in every way possible to serve as a clearing house 
of information about defense, local and national and will main- 
tain a file of the opportunities in the community for defense and 
relief work. The library receives regularly many publications on 
defense and related subjects issued by our state and national 
governments and by civic and educational organizations, which 
are available for circulation. 

In addition to the demands on our technical book collection 
and demands for defense materials, we anticipate increased use of 
our reference service. It is well to bear in mind that any economies 

170 



which might be effected through the curtail men 1 of the purchase 

of ephemeral books would be more l ban offset by the growing 
need for technical and reference books which are much more 
expensive and which depend for their effectiveness on being up- 
to-date. 

The most constructive way in which the library ran become a 
force for stability and contribute to public morale will be to carry 
on as nearly as possible its normal services. Our normal book 
demands and those created by the times make it imperative, 
especially in the face of rising book prices, that adequate book 
funds be maintained. Today more than ever men and women 
need books for recreation and escape and our service to boys and 
girls requires the maintaining of a carefully selected and varied 
book collection. 

No one will be wholly immune to the immediacy of the radio, 
the newspaper, the propaganda film. Thought-provoking books, 
therefore, assume a tremendous importance since they alone pre- 
serve to man a sense of continuity that links the long ago, the not 
so distant past, the present, the prophetic future. Books, almost 
alone, will give man prospective and a quiet time in which to 
reflect, to learn new truths, to weigh conflicting opinion. They 
remain permanent records of man's aspirations long after today's 
film and radio program have passed into oblivion. 

The giving-up of our Book Bus service, due to an insufficient 
appropriation, was a disappointment since our rather limited 
demonstration had shown us the potential possibilities of tin- 
type of book service. A statement by Jennie Flexner, Reader's 
Adviser in the New York Public Library seems to sum up the 
idea undergirding such an extension service : "often the desire tor 

library privileges must be created, often 1>\ staff members who 
go out through scattered districts to make the necessary con- 
nections and to fan any flame of interest no matter how feeble. 
The extension department has within it- grasp the power to 
build up confidence in the willingness and the ability of the library 
io serve all borrowers alike and to express the real democracy 
which lie- behind all effective library service." In order that our 

OUtlying districts should not be entirrK without books, we air 

continuing our book deposits at Abbott and Bailej Districts and 
an- also supplying deposits to the North District. Until recently 
books were sent to Carter's Corner but at the present moment we 

171 



lack a place in which to house them. This is a make-shift arrange- 
ment and does not meet the requirements of professional library 
service since it does not provide dynamic book collections nor 
trained personnel to administer them. 

In no way do we serve the community more constructively 
than through our work with boys and girls and this year, despite 
some curtailments and disappointments, a well-organized pro- 
gram of activities, under Miss Robinson's able leadership, has 
been carried on throughout the system. 

In spite of the curtailment of hours of service to the Henry C. 
Sanborn Library, which we felt it necessary to make in order to 
ensure a well-rounded program of library service to all boys and 
girls of elementary and junior high school age, the circulation of 
books has increased by two hundred over the previous year, and 
the general use of the library has held up very well. One of the 
high-lights of the school library year was the participation of the 
Andover Junior High School in a program of book reviews, spon- 
sored by the New England School Libraries' Association, at 
Perkins Hall in Boston, the first Saturday in December. 

After careful consideration it was decided to close the Boys' and 
Girls' department evenings and with this change the Junior Room 
grew up and became the Young People's Library. It is now open 
daily on week days from nine until twelve and two to six and will 
result, we feel, in a more extensive program of service to all boys 
and girls— particularly in the elementary grades. It was thought, 
too, that parents might find the morning hours a convenient 
time in which to use the Young People's Library. So far this Fall 
the library has hummed with activity. Two hundred and fifty 
boys and girls in the fourth to the sixth grades, in a series of open 
houses, have visited the library, listened to book talks, and had an 
opportunity to become acquainted with the staff and the library. 
During the year instruction in the use of books and libraries has 
been given to boys and girls in the sixth, seventh, eighth, and 
ninth grades. 

The slogan "Forward with Books" was carried out in celebra- 
tion of Book Week in the Young People's Library with the usual 
exhibits of the new books and with exhibits of older books, child- 
hood favorites of outstanding authors like Mark Twain, Hans 
Christian Andersen, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others. Special 
attractions were a gingerbread house and a model of Horton the 

172 



elephant "up in a tree," contributed by the Surette family whose 
creative fount seems never to nm dry. An essay contest "What 
Books Mean to Me," open to boys and girls in the fourth to the 
sixth grades and in junior high school was also a part of the 
Book Week festivities. Who won these con tots is not so important 
as the fact that boys and girls gave thought to the place of hook- 
in their lives. W'e like the following which was part of an essay 
cont ributed by a sixth grade l>oy : "Long ago hooks were few. But 
in these times books are a common everyday necessity. Some 
books are so good that you read them over and over. Men put 
their feelings into hooks. Without hooks our lives would he 
empty. We should thank God for this privilege of being able to 
have books as friends." What better justification could there be 
for providing in school and home and library the best books 
possible for boys and girls. 

This past summer for the first time library books were circu- 
lated on the playgrounds. Miss Ballard visited the Central, Bal- 
lardvale and Shawsheen playgrounds once a week for six weeks 
and the response was such that we plan to continue this activity 
next summer. 

Since the first of the year, Miss Ruhl has given reader's advis< »ry 
service at the Goldsmith Library, an hour and one-half daily, 
a slight curtailment from the year before. During the year the re- 
cataloging of the high school book collection has been completed. 

This year, the library has tried, in a small way a- yet, t<> reach 
the men and women who have been attending the Americaniza- 
tion and Citizenship classes. All graduates of these evening school 
classes were sent letters which enclosed book li>t > and an imita- 
tion to use the library. Many of these same people contributed 
articles to a handicraft exhibit, representative of different coun- 
tries, which \\a> held in the library in June. Personal contacts 

which were made at that time convinced us that the librarx 
must m. ike a great effort to prove to many of them that the 
public library i- a tree institution which i> theirs to enjo) . 

This Fall we were delighted t«» have an opportunity I 
ate with the Andover Evening Study Groups in its community 
adult education program 1»\ sponsoring a course, t»> be held at 
the library, on rhe Reading Interests ol Boys and Girls which was 

telt would be ol espe< lal interest t" parents and adult- concerned 

with the place «>l books in the list's ,,t box- ami girls, So tat the 



response has been disappointing although this particular year 
with its demands upon people's time and effort may not have 
been the most auspicious one in which to undertake it. 

On Monday evenings, from seven until nine, beginning January 
12, the library will be the center for a vocational counselling 
service under the direction of trained counsellors which will be 
available to anyone in the community not now in secondary 
school. Besides housing the new project, the library will provide 
all books and other materials which the counsellors find essential 
for their work and will benefit, as a byproduct, in its selection of 
books and in its individual reading guidance from the knowledge 
of special interests and capacities which the new service may 
bring to light. The counselling service will be coordinated by 
Mr. Edward C. Manning, Guidance Director of the Public 
Schools, and will include Mrs. Emma G. Carter, Counsellor for 
girls at Punchard High School; Miss Evelyn I. Banning, Counsel- 
lor in the Andover Junior High School; and Mr. John A. Brod- 
head, associated with OPM Training within Industry and the 
guidance program of the Lawrence Young Men's Christian 
Association. 

This fall, after a preliminary meeting on October 20 at which 
Mr. Howard Doughty of Ipswich described the formation of the 
Friends of the Ipswich Library and the subsequent benefit that it 
has been to the library, those present voted to form the Friends 
of the Memorial Hall Library. Dues have been set at a minimum 
of $.50 and will be spent for the current expenses of the organiza- 
tion unless specified for the following projects: Furnishings for 
Memorial Hall, more books for the science, technical and music 
book collections. For the time being no formal organization has 
been undertaken. Charter membership will be left open for a year 
and all who wish may obtain membership blanks at the library. 
The formation of the Friends of the Memorial Hall Library — a 
part of a growing movement the country over— represents a realiz- 
ation that libraries, public and college, need the backing of inter- 
ested and informed laymen if they are to secure the kind of sup- 
port which will ensure the carrying out of wide-reaching, con- 
structive programs of service. 

The first meeting under the auspices of the Friends of the 
Memorial Hall Library was an Open House on Sunday, Novem- 
ber 2 from three until six in celebration of National Book Week. 

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It also represented community participation since members ol the 

Andover Musicians' Club provided music, the Andover Garden 
Club, gay fall flowers, Phillips Academy, one of the speakers and 
members of the League of Women Voters stood ready to pro\ ide 

transportation should it he needed. About one hundred people 
at tended and enjoyed the music, the book exhibits and the book 
talks by Donald Bartlett, Professor of Biography at Dartmouth 
College, who spoke on Reading Biography, and Lawrence Shield-, 
Instructor in Biology at Phillips Academy, who spoke entertain- 
ingly about a number of books in the science field. 

Re-registration of all adult borrowers was undertaken in May 
and has resulted in the re-registration of approximately 2100 
people. Of this number it is interesting to note 65.3% are women, 
34.6% men. Of those previously registered about 41% have been 
re-registered, which means that there are still many adults who 
have not availed themselves of library privileges recently. Library 
privileges have been extended this year to non-residents who are 
employed full-time in Andover. Non-residents who do not fall 
into this category may become borrowers upon the annual pay- 
ment of $2.00. 

The active use of the Memorial Hall has been a source of satis- 
faction. The following groups have used the hall during the past 
year: League of Women Voters Study Groups, Andover Village 
Improvement Society, Federation of Women's Clubs, Feed the 
Democracies Croup, 4-H Clubs, Andover Cooperative Society. 
\\ henever possible the library has arranged book exhibits which 
tied in with the subjects under discussion. 

On Friday, October 31, the library was host to the newly re- 
organized North Shore Library (dub at its tall meeting which 
was attended by about eighty librarians. 

Again this year the library staff has attended professional 

meetings and served on professional committees. Further Btudy 

has been undertaken by several staff members: Miss Robinson 

attended the Columbia School of Library Service foi a second 
summer, Mi>> Ballard is taking a l taiversit} Extension course in 

Children's Literature this winter and >e\eral Others t""k ad- 
vantage of the Andover Evening Study Groups courses last 
w Inter. 

During the past year the Librarian has spoken to the following 
groups: the League of WOmen Votei s, Margaret Slattei \ ( "la- 

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the Free Church, Junior King's Daughters of the South Church, 
Junior Women's Guild of Christ Church, the APC Sorority of the 
South Church, and the 4-H Book-Lovers' Club. The Children's 
Librarian has spoken to the North Andover Parent-Teachers 
Association, the Margaret Slattery Class, the Booklovers' Club 
of the 4-H. The Library, in addition, has been represented on the 
Citizens' Committee for Vocational Guidance and the newly- 
formed Community Council for Adult Education. 

A few physical improvements have been made during the past 
year: the plumbing has been renewed in the main part of the 
building, the basement storeroom cleaned and put in order, the 
magazines, bound and unbound, arranged in one alphabetical 
file, the reference room shelving increased and the reference 
collection re-organized and re-lettered and the genealogical ma- 
terial removed to a mezzanine alcove. 

The Library, as usual, has been very fortunate in its friends. 
Our exhibits of handicrafts, gourds, blueprints, Indian relics, 
hammered aluminum, mineral specimens and Tuberculosis seals 
were all enjoyed and we hope that more people will share their 
hobbies and collections with us. The Library is grateful to the 
many who gave books and to those who supplied the library with 
flowers. In particular, we thank the Andover Evening Study 
Groups for the generous gift of $200 which we have spent for 
books of permanent interest in many fields. We wish to thank also 
Mr. Sherman and the School Department for the loan of folding 
chairs which enabled us to hold meetings in our hall, for permis- 
sion to use the North School as a center for one of our neighbor- 
hood deposits, for cooperating with us in our playground project; 
Mr. Guy Howe for the generous loan of his truck in transporting 
our books to the districts; the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library 
for the loan of two exhibit cases; the commercial department of 
the High School for generous mimeographing of library book 
lists ; Smart and Flagg for mimeographing ; Miss Katherine Sween- 
ey for generosity of time and effort in making books accessible to 
the people in the North District during the summer; Mrs. Lester 
Dixon, Mrs. Harold Henderson, Mrs. Edward Donahue, who 
housed our district deposits in their homes. 

In the following quotation from Culture and Anarchy by Mat- 
thew Arnold with which we end this report, we suggest that 
where Arnold has used the words Men of Culture, the words 

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Librarians and Libraries be mentally substituted. It seems to us 
in the larger sense thai this paragraph is applicable, however 
imperfectly it has been attained by most libraries and librarian-. 
"Men of culture are the true apostles of equality. Men of culture 

are those who have had a passion for diffusing, for making pre- 
vail, for carrying from one end of society to the other, the 

knowledge, the best ideas of their times; who have laboured to 
divest knowledge of all that was harsh, uncouth, difficult, ab- 
stract, professional, exclusive; to humanize it, to make it efficient 
outside the clique of the cultivated and learned, yet still remain- 
ing the besl knowledge and thought of the time, and a true source, 
therefore of sweetness and light." 

Respectfully submitted 
MIRIAM PUTNAM, Librarian 



STATISTICS OF LIBRARY USE 

HOOK STOCK 

Adult Juvenile Total 
Vols, at beginning of the year 2 ( ).565 6.274 35,839 

Vols, added by purchase 
Vols, added by gift 
Vols, added bv binding 
Total volumes added 

Volumes lost or withdrawn 378 125 503 

Total volume- at end of yeai 30,989 <>.7<> ( ) 37 

Periodicals currently received (Titles, Copies 7 7. 89 



1,561 


638 


2.1 ( ) ( > 


202 


10 


212 


39 


2 


41 


1,802 


650 


2.152 



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USE 

Volumes % of total arc. 
Vols, of adult fiction loaned 47,476 43.3 

Vols, of adult non-fiction loaned 22,376 20.4 

No. of books for children loaned 39,565 36. 1 

Total number of volumes loaned 109,417 



REGISTRATION 



Borrowers registered during year 
Total number of registered borrowers 

Circulation per capita 10.2 

*Reregistration of adult borrowers, May 1941 



Adult 


Juvenile 


Total 


672 


174 


846 


*2137 


1660 


3797 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Fortieth Annual Report 

of the 

Board of Public Works 



EMBRACING THE FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT 
of WATER COMMISSIONERS and FORTY- 
FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT of SEWER 
COMMISSIONERS 



For the Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1941 

1942 



*John H. Flint 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 

1889-1899 
*James P. Butterfield ♦Felix G. Haynes 



♦Wm. S. Jenkins 
*Wm. S. Jenkins 



SEWER COMMISSIONERS 

1893-1894 
*John L. Smith 

1894-1899 
♦John L. Smith 



♦Charles E. Abbott 
♦John E. Smith 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



1899-1902 
♦John H. Flint 
*Wm. S. Jenkins 
♦John L. Smith 
♦James P. Butterfield 
♦Felix G. Haynes 

1903-1906 
♦John L. Smith 
♦Felix G. Haynes 
♦John W. Bell 
♦Lewis T. Hardy 
James C. Sawyer 

1906-1907 
♦Felix G. Haynes 
♦John W. Bell, Treas. 
James C. Sawyer, Sec'y. 
♦Lewis T. Hardy 
♦Harry M. Eames 

1907-1908 
♦Felix G. Haynes 
♦John W. Bell, Treas. 
James C. Sawyer, Sec'y. 
♦Lewis T. Hardy 
♦Andrew McTernen 

1908-1912 
♦Lewis T. Hardy 
♦John W. Bell, Treas. 
James C. Sawyer, Sec'y. 
♦Andrew McTernen 
♦Willis B. Hodgkins 

1913-1914 

♦Lewis T. Hardy ('16) 
♦Barnett Rogers ('16) 
♦Andrew McTernen ('15) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes, Sec'y. ('14) 
♦Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('15) 

1914-1916 

♦Thos. E. Rhodes ('19) 
♦Barnett Rogers ('16) 
♦Lewis T. Hardy ('16) 
♦Andrew McTernen, Sec'y. ('18) 
♦Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) 

1916-1917 

♦Barnett Rogers ('19) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes ('17) 
♦Andrew McTernen ('18) 
Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y. ('19) 
♦Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) 

1917-1918 
♦Barnett Rogers ('19) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes ('20) 
♦Andrew McTernen ('18) 
Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y. ('19) 
♦Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) 



•Deceased 



1918-1919 
♦Barnett Rogers ('22) 
♦Andrew McTernen ('21) 
Philip L. Hardv T21) 
Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y. ('22) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes, Treas. ('20) 

1919-1920-1921 
♦Barnett Rogers ('22) 
William D. Mclntyre ('21) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('22) 
Philip L. Hardv, Sec'y. ('21) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes, Treas. ('23) 

1922-1923 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes ('23) 
Philip L. Hardy ('24) 
Wm. D. Mclntvre, Treas. ('24) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('25) 
Edward Shattuck ('25) 

1923-1924 
Philip L. Hardy ('27) 
William D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('27) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell, Treas. ('25) 
Edward Shattuck ('25) 
Walter I. Morse ('26) 

1924-1925-1926 
Philip L. Hardy ('27) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('27) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell, Treas. ('28) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes ('28) 
Walter I. Morse ('29) 

1927 

♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('28) 
♦Thos. E. Rhodes ('28) 
Walter I. Morse, Treas. ('29) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('30) 
George H. Winslow ('30) 

1928-1929 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('31) 
W. I. Morse Treas. ('32) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('30) 
George H. Winslow ('30) 
Thos. P. Dea (31) 

1929-1930 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('33) 
W. I. Morse, Treas. ('32) 
George H. Winslow. Sec'y. ('33) 
♦Arthur T. Boutwell ('31) 
Thos. P. Dea ('31) 

1930-1931 

Wm. D. Mclntyre ('33) 
W. I. Morse, Treas. ('32) 
George H. Winslow, Sec'y. ('33) 
Thos. P. Dea ('34) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 

SUPERINTENDENT 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 
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1931-1932 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('33) 
W. I. Morse ('35) 
Thos. P. Dea ('34) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 
John H. Playdon ('33) 

1932-1933 
Wm. D. Mclntyre C36) 
W. I. Morse ('35) 
John H. Playdon ('36) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('34) 

1933-1934-1935 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('36) 
W. I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Playdon ('36) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('37) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('37) 

1934-1935-1936 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 
W. I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Playdon ('39) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('37) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('37) 

1935-1936-1937 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 
W. I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Playdon ('39) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('40) 

1938-1939 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 
John H. Playdon ('39) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('40) 
Sidney P. White ('41) 

1939-1940 

Sidney P. White ('41) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('40) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
John H. Playdon (42) 
Edward P. Hall ('42) 

1940-1941 
Sidney P. White ('41) 
John H. Playdon ('42) 
Edward P. Hall ('42) 
William F. Barron ('43) 
John B. White ('43) 

1941-1942 

Sidney P. White ('44) 
John H. Playdon ('42) 
Edward P. Hall ('42) 
William F. Barron ('43) 
John B.White ('43) 



Board of Public Works 



Andover, Mass. 
February 3, 1942 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following report 
of the Superintendent as its report for 1941 with recommenda- 
tions for 1942. 

SIDNEY P. WHITE, Chairman 
JOHN H. PLAYDON, Secretary 
EDWARD P. HALL 
WILLIAM F. BARRON 
JOHN B. WHITE 



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Superintendents Report 



To the Board of Public Works 
Gentlemen : 

The major activities and developments in the Water, Highway, 
Sewer and Park Departments during the year which ended 
December 31, 1941 are as follows: 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

Under Article 42 of the 1941 Warrant, two hundred and sev- 
enty-two feet of six-inch water main were installed on Spring 
Grove Road, from the corner of Sunset Rock Road. 

Under Article 61 of the 1941 Warrant, four hundred feet of 
six-inch water main were installed on Abbot Street beyond the 
main cemetery entrance. 

Under Articles 30-37 of the 1940 Warrant, four hundred feet 
of six-inch water main were installed on Haggetts Pond Road, 
from the corner of Lowell Street running in a southeasterly di- 
rection; seven hundred and forty-seven feet of six-inch on Hall 
Avenue connecting the six-inch dead end to the Clark Road 
ten-inch line, thus doing away with a small line which cared for 
two houses and a bleeder; and eight hundred and twenty-five 
feet of six-inch on Lincoln Street, connecting two six-inch dead 
ends. 

The materials and blasting for the above installations were 
paid for by the Town while the labor, with the exception of super- 
vision and caulking, was supplied by the Work Projects Admin- 
istration. 

Two hundred and forty-two feet of six-inch water main were 
installed on Virginia Road (a private way), from the corner of 
High Plain Road. This was done under the supervision of the 
Town at the expense of Mr. Carl H. Stevens. 

One hundred and seventy-six feet of six-inch water main were 
installed on Walker Avenue near the Lawrence Line. This work 
was done and paid for by Mr. Walter Walker under the super- 
vision of the Town. 

An additional hundred and twelve feet of six-inch water main 
were installed on Lincoln Circle, making a total of three hundred 

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and forty-seven feet there. This work was done under the super- 
vision of the Town at the expense of Mr. ( ieorgc ( aims. 

Seven hundred and sixty feet of six-inch water main were 
installed at the new layout on North Main Street (formerly the 
Joyce Estate). This work was done under the supervision of the 
Town at the expense of Mr. Louis C. Cyr. 

A six-inch fire line was installed to a new building erected at 
Watson-Park Company. This work, paid for by Watson-Park 
( 'ompany, was done by the Town and the Bride-Grimes Company 
of Lawrence. 

New rings, a new wrist pin and bearings were installed in the 
oil engine at the Bancroft Road Pumping Station. A number of 
new valves also were installed in the pump end. 

The fire box sidewalls of the 150 lb. pressure boiler at Haggetts 
Pond Pumping Station were repaired by H. W. Grover, Dis- 
tributor for the Plibrico Jointless Firebrick. 

A number of hydrants in the way of sections of road recently 
elevated were raised. The hydrant on Ridge Street near the 
corner of School Street was relocated across the street in a much 
safer position. 

A new lathe was purchased on a thirty-day trial basis from Mr. 
Wilfred Du Plain to replace the old one at the Water Works 
Shop. 

A new Hauck lead melting pot was purchased under Article 21 
of the 1941 Warrant. 

New telemeters purchased under Article 12 of the 1941 War- 
rant from The Bristol Company for a price of si 198.76 wen- 
installed at the low and high-service reservoirs by Mr. Ernest 
Edwards, local electrician. 

Water gates were cared for on all streets and sidewalks where 
grades were changed due to new construction. 

The widening of the Boston & Maim- railroad bridge on 
Tewksbury Street necessitated relocating the Bix-inch water 
main in the way of the bridge. To provide a water Bupply to the 
Watson-Park Company and other takers on Lowell Junction 
Road during the relocation of the pipe, two fire lines were con- 
nected to the hydrant on the west Bide of the bridge, one running 
from .i tap made on the east side ol the bridge and .mother from 
the existing hydrant on the same side. 

L8J 



Float tests were made by the State Department of Public 
Health at Haggetts Pond to determine whether or not fishing 
should be allowed. An outboard motor borrowed from the Town 
of North Andover greatly facilitated the work. After the tests 
the following letter was received : 

State House, Boston, April 30, 1941. 

To the Board of Public Works 
A ndover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

In response to the request contained in your letter of 
April 22nd, 1941, the Department of Public Health has 
caused float tests to be made on Haggetts Pond, the source 
of water supply of the Town of Andover, with a view to 
determine that portion of the pond which should be con- 
sidered as a direct source of water supply within the mean- 
ing of the communication of the Department to your Board, 
dated December 23, 1940. 

The results of the float tests show that both surface and 
depth floats under moderate wind conditions travelled the 
whole width of the pond from northeast to southwest in the 
same length of time. 

Under the circumstances, the Department is unable to 
modify its determination that the entire area of Haggetts 
Pond constitutes a "direct source of water supply" since 
pollution from fishermen or others operating in boats on or 
from the shores of Haggetts Pond might be expected to 
reach the intake in relatively short periods of time. 

Respectfully, 

PAUL J. JAKMAUH, M.D. 

Commissioner of Public Health 

Additional ground wires have been connected to Town water 
mains by the New England Telephone & Telegraph Company, 
approval having been given by the Board of Public Works with 
stipulations. 

Those completed in 1941 and others to be placed in 1942 are 
as follows: 

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Completed during the year 1941 

Corbet t Street at ( ieorge St reel , Pole 1 3 

Main Street at Rocky Hill Road, Role 117 

River Road, Pole 11 

South Main Street, Pole 144 

Lowell Street, Pole 164 

Argilla Road, Pole 64 

Ground removed from Pole 75 on Argilla Road 

To be completed during 1942 

Andover Street, Pole 116 
South Main Street, Pole 157 
High Plain Road, Pole 711 
Beacon Street. Pole 3 

At the request of the State Department of Health information 
was given relative to the physical characteristics of the water 
system together with a complete inventory of all cast iron pipe 
and fittings, etc. as well as equipment, as a part of the State 
Emergency Plan on material defense to be used in any major 
catastrophe, such as fire, flood, hurricane, etc. 

The General Electric turbine and Worthington pump at the 
I laggetts Pond Pumping Station were given a complete over- 
hauling, and the final report from the General Electric Company 
stated that the units were in very good condition. 

The old steam boiler at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station 
was recently inspected. The Insurance Company did not reduce 
the pressure, but the report stated that it would be necessary t<> 

replace one tube that was badly pitted. The inspector men- 
tioned that this would probably place the boiler in a usable con- 
dition for a year, but when one tube wears out others usually 
Follow in quick succession. The cost of retubing the boiler is close 

to one thousand dollars and because of the age "I the boiler, 

namely thirty-six years, it would be policy to purchase a new 
boiler. This i> something that the Town is confronted with in the 
near future. 

Rood lights have n<>\\ been Installed at the Haggetts l\>nd 
Pumping Station, and it i^ being guarded twenty four hours .i 
da\ during t he w ar emergency , 

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The door and windows of the Bancroft Road Pumping Station 
have been covered with steel plate for protection during the war 
emergency. 

Due to the amount of water used by the Shawsheen Dairy 
during part of the Summer, it was necessary to prohibit its use 
for watering lawns. The ban was lifted when a pump was in- 
stalled enabling the Dairy to use river water. 

During 1941, 489,287,000 gallons of water were pumped at the 
Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, a daily average of 1,340,510 
gallons. The steam turbine was in operation 5900 hours and the 
electric pump 916 hours and 40 minutes, making a daily average 
run of 18 hours and 42 minutes. 

On July 11, the greatest amount of water was pumped ; namely, 
2,056,000 gallons and the maximum weekly consumption was 
that from June 29 to July 5 inclusive, during which time 13,901,- 
000 gallons were pumped. The water rate collections for 1941 
amounted to $57,702.22. 

To provide for adequate Water Maintenance during 1942, we 
recommend an appropriation of $31,100.00, to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows: 



WATER MAINTENANCE 

Salaries and Labor $16500 . 00 

Coal and Power 1 1 200 . 00 

Engine Oil, Chlorine, Etc. 700.00 

Repairs, Boilers, Pump and Property 1000.00 

Office Supplies 800.00 

Reservoirs and Telemeters 250.00 

Supplies, Miscellaneous, Tools, Etc. 600.00 

Secretarial Services 50 . 00 



$31100.00 
Services in use January 1, 1942 2729 
Meters in use January 1 , 1942 2663 

We recommend $9,500.00 for Water Construction in 1942, to 
be divided substantially as follows : 

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WATER C0NSTR1 CTION 



Labor, Kcncw Ing Services, Etc. 
Meters and Meter Parts 
Pipe of all Kind 
Brass ( roods, 1 [ydrants, Etc. 

Total 



16000.00 

1200. 00 
1 100.00 

900.00 

S9500.00 



SUMMARY COST OF CONSTRUCTION 
WATER DEPARTMENT 



Classify vtion 


Approved 

Hills 


Credi ra 


Ni. i COS! 


Totals 


Office Fixtures 








$ 916.3o 


Telemeters 








1090.95 


Telephones 








184.77 


Teams 








583.65 


Pipe Distribution 


S 7800.00 






510441.91 


Service Pipe 


10401.84 


$1250 39 


$9151.45 


1997 


Water and Land 








6687 . 23 


Suction Pipe 








1309.46 


Reservoirs 








16985.82 


Coal Shed 








806.97 


( trading Land 








2739.12 


Workshop 








1271.88 


Building Pumping Station 








9610 M 


Pumping Plant 








74907 51 


Construction Expenses 








10182.64 


Tools 








4715.34 


Totals 








$845106.47 



SEWER DEPAR nil A 1 



Sewer Mains 

Cost to Abutters 
i lost 1 1) Tnu ii 






$160336 00 
372582 00 



Jan. 1. 1942 



RECE 

Water Kate- 
Water ( 'onstruction 

Paid to To* n Treasurer : 
Water Rates 
Watei ( 'onstruction 



TS 



$57,70 

,, 39 



157,702 22 
L.25 



$5g 95 t.61 | 






HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

The following table shows the snowfall for the year 1941 : 

January 24 . 00 Inches 

February 1 . 50 Inches 

March 17. 50 Inches 

December 1 . 50 Inches 



Total 44.50 Inches 

During the winter, the storms were difficult to handle, but at 
no time was it necessary to use tractors. After the pile of washed 
sand at the Andover Sand & Gravel Company was depleted, it 
was necessary to screen sand at Beaulieu's pit. During the entire 
winter season slippery conditions existed which required consid- 
erable sanding. 

The following roads were treated with "Tarvia Retread"; 
Argilla Road, Ayer Street, Ballardvale Road, Boston Road, 
Boutwell Road, Brown Street, Center Street, Chester Street, 
Gardner Avenue, Hall Avenue, Lincoln Street, Lowell Junction 
Road, Marland Street, Oak Street, Orchard Street, Pine Street, 
Porter Road, River Street, Rocky Hill Road, Stratford Road, 
Sunset Rock Road, Woburn Street and sections of Abbot Street, 
Andover Street, Beacon Street, Belle vue Road, Chandler Road, 
Chestnut Street, Corbett Street, Dascomb Road, Gray Road, 
Greenwood Road, Harding Street, Hidden Road, Highland 
Road, North Street, Pleasant Street, Rattlesnake Hill Road, 
Reservation Road, Stinson Road, Tewksbury Street, Wildwood 
Road and William Street. 

During the early spring, sections of the following roads were 
gravelled by the Board of Public Works: Woodland Road, Gray 
Road and Tucker Road. The Work Projects Administration 
gravelled the following: Sanders Road, Webster Street, Gleason 
Street and sections of Greenwood Road, Andover Street and 
Argilla Road. 

The following dirt roads were gravelled, shaped up, rolled and 
given an application of "Tarvia B" and then an application of 
"Tarvia Retread" and honed: Apple Tree Lane; Bailey Road 
from Fiske Street to a point beyond the house of Mr. Chandler 
Bailey ; Bailey Road from Haggetts Pond Road to a point beyond 

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the property of Mr. William Flint; Gould Road from Main 
Street to a point beyond the property of Mrs. Sarah Kibbee; 
Fiske Street; Foster Circle; short stretch on Greenwood Road 
near the property of Miss Ebba Peterson; High Plain Road from 
the old hard surface road near the property of Mrs. Mary Krieger 
to a point beyond Greenwood Road; Prospecl Road from Salem 
Street to a point in front of Mr. George M. Garland; Rattlesnake 
Hill Road from Boston Road to Could Road ; both ends of Wood- 
land Road; and the upper end of Sutherland Street. 

Some of the above work was done under Article 18 of the 1941 
Warrant, and the remainder from the Highway Maintenance 
Appropriation. 

(lark Road was widened last year and during 1941 was shaped 
up, rolled and given an application of "Tarvia IV and then an 
application of "Tarvia Retread" and honed. 

Dascomb Road from the driveway of Mr. Andrew Pendleton 
to a point beyond the Curtis property was widened. A gas shovel 
was used to remove the loam and clayey materials and bring in 
the gravel. After shaping up and rolling, this section of road 
received an application of "Tarvia B" only. 

The sections of road on Osgood Street where two bad corners 
were eliminated were gravelled, rolled and given an application 
of "Tarvia IV, then an application of "Tarvia Retread" and 
honed. 

Sections of Andover Street near the old Abbot Homestead 
where the street was relocated; Argilla Road (new layout) near 
the corner of Andover Street and in front of Mrs. Frank Ward's 
property; Ballardvale Road where ledge was removed; Hall 
Avenue near the corner of Clark Road where the road was re- 
graded; Reservation Road near the West Parish Church; and 

Shawsheen Ro.id where thecurbing was relocated, were given an 

application of tar after the above work was completed. 

The Town Yard at the bottom <)\ Lewis Street wa> given an 

application of "Tarvia H." 

The .mule of vision at the corner of Corbett Street and Prince- 
ton Road was improved by the removal ol an earth bank. Similar 
blind corners were removed on Salem Streel beyond Wildwood 
Road; on Corbett Streel near the properl y oi Mr. Antonio Catan- 
zaro and on Ballardvale \<".n\ in front of Mi. Converse Parki 
property and in front of the ( lurtis Estate. 

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In the above cases it was necessary to remove considerable 
ledge. 

The following work was accomplished under Article 13 of the 
1941 Warrant relative to maintenance of roads built under 
Chapter 90 (State and Town paying equal shares) : Cleaning 
roads, cleaning catch basins, sealing expansion joints on cement 
roads and hard surfacing the shoulders of Union Street. 

A drainage system was installed on Central Street from the 
Shawsheen River to a point in front of the property of Mr. 
Charles W. Arnold, Jr. This new drain made it possible to care 
for a catch basin which formerly entered the Town's domestic 
sewer system. This work, with the exception of engineering, was 
done by the Work Projects Administration. A twelve-inch cor- 
rugated iron pipe drain was installed across Blanchard Street 
not far from the Tewksbury Line. This work was done by the 
Work Projects Administration. Incidentally, permission was 
obtained from Mr. Freeman Abbott to flow water on his land. 

To relieve a bad drainage condition in front of Mr. Hazar 
Kazar's property, a catch basin and stretch of pipe were installed. 
This work was done by the W T ork Projects Administration. 

A drain pipe and catch basin were installed at the corner of 
Salem Street and Apple Tree Lane to carry drainage from the 
westerly side of Apple Tree Lane towards the brook which runs 
under Prospect Road. On Foster Circle, near the bend, a drain 
pipe was installed to carry water from one side of the road to the 
other. 

A section of the wall on Clark Road was taken and relaid. The 
entire length of wall was raised, iron posts installed and a cement 
cap laid on the entire length: Mr. Philip Hardy, low bidder, did 
the work. The bids were as follows : 

P.L.Hardy $215.00 

F. G. McCarthy 220.00 

John Sheehan 295.00 

During the building of Bailey Road and Gould Road it was 
necessary to install drain pipes across the streets to insure drain- 
age. 

Two hundred feet of eight-inch drain pipe were installed on 
Holt Road near the property of Mr. James French. This work 
was done by the Work Projects Administration. 

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The upper planking and a small section ol the lower planking 
on the Abbott Bridge on Central Street was renewed. Inciden- 
tally, the planks were given two (2) applications of No. D. K. 

The materials were purchased from the Lawrence Lumber Com- 
pany, low bidder. 

The bids were as follows: 

Lawrence Lumber Company $166.00 Less 2% 

J. E. Pitman, Estate 192.00 Less 2% 

Upton Lumber Company 186.00 

Bean & Poore Lumber Company 196.00 

The planks on the small Woburn Street Bridge were renewed 
and a number of highway fences renewed and painted. 

A number of pieces of curbing have been removed in the way 
of new driveways. Much of this work has been done this year 
because the Town Ordinance to keep cars off the streets during 
the winter months was enforced to the letter. 

The scraping of gravel and dirt roads which is becoming less 
each year because of more hard-surface roads started April 24th. 

The following old tar sidewalks were reparied with "Tarvia 
Lithic:" 

Bart let Street (west side) from Park Street to Chestnut Street; 
Brook Street (south side) from Central Street to Essex Street; 
Chestnut Street, (south side) from Main Street to Central 
Street; Elm Street (south side) from a point in front of the Free 
Church to the property of Mr. Wilbur Smith; Maple Avenue 
(west side) the entire length; Maple Avenue (east side) from Wal- 
nut Avenue to the property <>t Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy; Park 
Street in front of the Fire Station; School Street easl side across 
from Boston & Maine Railroad Station; Summer Street, two 

Bmall sections in Front of the property of Mr. Thomas Dea and 
Mr. Erven ( vilfoy. 

New "Lu\ia Lithic" sidewalks were constructed as follows: 

Abbot Street wcM side town a point Opposite the main irme 

entrance to the driveway o( Mr. Clifford Dunnells; And 
Street west side from Hall Avenue to the school driveway; 
Andovei Street east ride from the property oi Mr. John Clinton 
to the driveway oi Mi-. Theresa Cram ton; Carmel Road 
side) from Walnut Avenue to the last house; Ch< b Street 

I'M 



(west side) from Clark Road to a point beyond the property 
of Mr. Donald D. Dunn ; Clark Road (south side) from Chester 
Street to a point beyond the property of Mrs. Fred Fone; 
Haverhill Street (south side) from an existing cement sidewalk 
west of the railroad bridge to the easterly property line of Mr. 
James R. Ashburn; Haverhill Street (north side) from the Shaw- 
sheen Mill entrance to Sterling Street; Pine Street (west side) 
from Summer Street to a point beyond the property of Mr. 
James P. Scobie; River Street (west side) from existing tar walk 
near the property of Mr. Harry C. Nason to property of Mr. 
Howard L. Colbath ; also a small section on River Street, east side 
at bottom of steps leading to High Street; Summer Street (south 
side) from Avon Street to Stratford Road ; Union Street (east side) 
from the Lawrence Line a distance of 1065 feet and also a section 
in front of Mrs. Robert Taylor's near the corner of Kensington 
Street; Washington Avenue (east side) from the corner of Elm 
Street to the driveway of Mr. Percy Dole, and Wheeler Street 
(north side) from Main Street to Bartlet Street. 

Incidentally, the material for the Wheeler Street job was paid 
for by the Phillips Academy. 

Expansion joints and cracks on Balmoral Street were filled 
with "Genasco" joint filler. 

The iron pipe markers at catch basins and hydrants were taken 
down in the late spring, painted and put back during the late fall. 

The sidewalk on Central Street from the property of Mrs. 
Emma Hill to Lupine Road was given an application of "Tarvia 
Retread." 

The steam roller was inspected and repaired. 

The following letter which is self-explanatory was received 
from the Insurance Company: 

LUMBERMENS MUTUAL CASUALTY COMPANY, 

Boston 
May 29, 1941 

Town of Andover 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Attention: C. T. Gilliard, Supt. Board of Public Works 

We believe at the last inspection of your road roller by our 
boiler inspector it was noted that some repairs had been 

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mack' thai he had previously recommended. Ai the time the 
original internal inspection was made it was found thai the 
tubes were getting quite thin and also that the plates around 
the handholes were badly corroded and it would be necessary 
to spend quite a sum of money to make the needed repairs. 
The plates have corroded to such an extent that welding 
would not be practicable, and patching would he rather 
expensive. 

It was also noted on the firebox that the rivet heads around 
the mud ring and the plates in the corners and along this 
ring had thinned out considerably (\uv to corrosion. 

Of course, repairs could be made, but we thoughl we would 
(all to your attention the fact that the expen>e involved in 
making such repairs if applied to a new unit would possibly 
pay better dividends in the future. 

It is possible that this boiler could be fixed up at a min- 
imum of expense and could be operated for perhaps another 
year or so, but any repairs made would only be temporary 
and as time went on more extensive repairs would need to be 
made. 

We are advising you of the facts as we found them, as we 
believe you would wish to know them, and we only men- 
tioned the purchase of a new unit to take the place of this 
one because we feel that the expense involved in making 
these repairs a- recommended and t<» make the boiler safe for 
years to come could be applied to much better ad van 1 
toward the purchase of a new one. as when all repairs have 

been made you will still h.i\e an old boiler and possibly 

leaks and expensive repairs each year. 
\ Vr\ iiiiK yours, 
LUMBERM1 vsmi ii VLCAS1 \1 n COMPANY 

L. ll. FOGG 
Boiler and Machinery Departnu 

rhe new Cletrac sidewalk plow purchased undei Article 
the phi Tow ii \\ ai rani . ai i ived June 1 8th, 

Because tin- from wheels ol the steam rollei were no i 
usable, the from wheels "t the old North Andovei steam roller 

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were substituted with the permission of the Buffalo-Springfield 
Roller Company. 

The construction of a section of River Road from the Lawrence 
Line to North Street started October 8th. This work is being 
done under Article 20 of the 1941 Warrant, the State paying 
50%, the County and Town 25% each. 

To date, the old roadbed has been dug out with a gas shovel 
and gravel fill hauled in ; trees in the way taken down and hauled 
off; all posts relocated and the drainage system installed. The 
only work remaining to be done during the spring of 1942 is the 
stoning of the road and the grading of the shoulders. 

One hundred and three feet of curbing were installed at the 
lower end of the east side of George Street to prevent water from 
washing over the property of Mr. George Cairns, thence to the 
property of Mr. Joseph Holland where considerable damage had 
been done in the past. To prevent the curbing from washing out, 
an application of Type I material was applied in the gutter in the 
way of the curbing and driveway of Mr. George Cairns. 

To overcome the difficulty of entering and leaving Brown 
Street near the corner of Lowell Street, Mr. Donald C. Bassett 
has deeded a section of land to the Town. By cutting down the 
grade near the stone wall and gravelling this new section, the 
traffic difficulty has now been eliminated. 

To provide for adequate Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 
Maintenance, we recommend an appropriation of $6,900.00 to be 
divided substantially as follows : 

TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP MAINTENANCE 

Auto Maintenance 

Repair Equipment and Machinery 

Tools and Repair 

Supplies, Shop Maintenance 

Miscellaneous Equipment and Buildings 

Total 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance for 1942, we 
recommend an appropriation of $50,800.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows: 

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$4500.00 


1000 


.00 


350 


.00 


850 


.00 


200 


.00 


$6900 


00 



[GHWAY MAINTENANCE 



Salaries, I -abor and Trucks 

Tarvia, ( )il and Asphalt 

( iravel, Sand and Stone 

Road Scraping 

Catch Basins and 1 >rains 

Signs, Fences and Stone Bounds 

Bridges 

Sidew alks 

Tools, Supplies, Etc. 
Secretarial 

Total 



$30000.00 

10000.00 

1500. 00 

400.00 

B00. 00 

250.00 

400.00 

5000.00 

2400.00 

50.00 

$50800.00 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 

A sewer cleaning device, purchased under Article 17 of the 1941 

Warrant, has proved indispensable. 

The eight-inch sewer line on Walker Avenue (a private wax 
was extended to care for additional houses, materials and labor 
being paid for by Mr. Walter Walker. 

A six-inch sewer line was installed on a private way off Lowell 
Street , labor and materials being paid for by Mr. Cornelius Wood. 

The six-inch sewer line OH Lincoln Circle was extended at the 

expense of Mr. ( ieorge Cairns to cue for houses recently built by 
him. 

All -ewer manholes on hard-surfaced streets wire brought to 
the proper grade. 

I nder Article 11 of the 1941 Warrant, two new pump- were 
installed by the Lawrence Machine and Pump Company in the 
Bewer pump house on Riverina Road. 

The windows and doors at the sewer pump house on Riverina 
K<»ad were covered with steel plate for protection during the war 
emergen* 

I <> pn>\ Ide foi adci 1 1 1. it i- Sewei Maintenance and Construction, 
we recommend an appropriation of $5,800.00 to be di\ ided sub- 
Btantiall) as follow - 

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SEWER MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION 



Labor, Salaries and Trucks 


$3000.00 


Light and Power 


2000.00 


Sewer Pipe, Tools, Etc. 


600.00 


Maintenance of Buildings, Equipment and 




Cleaning Pipe 


200.00 


Total 


$5800.00 



PARK DEPARTMENT 

The benches at Central Park were given two coats of paint. 

The Central Park was given an application of 5-10-10 fertilizer. 

A new power lawn mower, as well as wings for the mower 
bought last year, were purchased under Article 16 of the 1941 
Warrant. 

Sections of the Central Football Field were seeded and the 
baseball diamonds at the Central and Ballard vale Playgrounds 
were shaped up. 

All playground apparatus was given a coat of paint before 
installation and the football bleachers were repaired. 

The grass plot on Abbot Street near the cemetery entrance 
was graded, seeded and rolled, adding greatly to the appearance 
of the cemetery approach. 

New goal posts were erected to replace those broken last fall. 

The playground equipment was set up after the 4th of July and 
taken down after Labor Day. 

To provide for adequate Park Maintenance for 1942, we 
recommend an appropriation of $4,300.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows: 



PARK MAINTENANCE 




Labor 


$3900.00 


Lawn Mowers, Repairs, Etc. 


50.00 


Seed, Fertilizer, Loam and Tools 


250.00 


Basso Agreement 


100.00 



Total $4300.00 

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COMPARATIVE STATISTICS AS 01 JAM ARY 1. 1942 





Mel I 
ol 


( 081 ol' 


( (.^i per M illion < rata. 


< rations 


Miles of 




!>\ total 


byc< 


Main 


Yi \i 


Maintenance 


Pumping 
151 13.06 


Maintenance 


ol I'lMMpinv 

•37 . 86 


l'iliii|.c<i 

J99, 1 i 


Pipe 


1937 


28358.32 


71.04 




1938 


18371 12 


14429 22 


75 15 


18 <7 


J76 01 l.ooo 


77 U 


1939 


27830 64 


•14640.99 


63 87 


•33 60 


25,000 




1040 


27700. 1<S 


15256 15 


67.04 


(6 7" 


M ; 653,000 




1941 


27796.08 


*1740i 91 


56.81 


•35 76 


189 287.000 





*('osi at bol h Stal ions 

NOTICE: CHANGE IN WATER RATESCHEDULE 

On June 23, 1941, the Board of Public Works adopted the 
following schedule ol water rates to become effective as ol 
July I, 1941. 







Kate 


per 




Summary 




( u hie Feet 


100 Cu. 


1 i. 




1 eel 






1200 


22 




2 ol 


L200 




\e\t 


1S00 


16 






5000 


5 52 





2000 


. 15 




3.00 


5000 


E 52 


" 


21)1 1(1 


I \ 




2 SO 


7no) 


11 J2 





0000 


.13 




7 80 


15000 


19 12 


" 


1 woo 


. 12 




16 80 


27000 







15001) 


.11 




14 JO 


10000 







15000 


.10 




15 00 


53000 


63 22 



All over 55000 .00 per 100 Cu. Ft. 

Minimum Kate of $1.50 per quarter for 680 Cu. Ft. 
Cubic Foot computed as 7^$ Gallons 

Respectfully submil ted, 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD, Superintendent 



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1942 Town Warrant 

and 

Recommendations of the 
Finance Committee 



To either 01 rHE Constables of rHETowNOi Andover, 

t ik! 1. 1 1\( .: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereb) required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said tow n \\ ho are qualified to 
vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three. Four, 
Five, and Six, viz: The Town Hall in Precinct One; the Square 
and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Administration Building, 
Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange Hall 
in Precinct Four; the Old School House, Ballard vale, in Precinct 
Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in Precinct Six, 
in said Andover, on Monday, the second day of March, 1 ( M2 at 
7.00 o'clock A.M., to act upon the following articles 

Article 1 To elect a Moderator for one year. Town Clerk 
for three years, one member of the Board of Selectmen for three 
years, one member of the Board of Selectmen for one year, to 
till a vacancy, one member of the Board of Assessors for three 

trs, one member of the Board of Assessors for one year, to fill 
.i vacancy, three members of the School Committee for three 

trs, one member of the School Committee for two years, to 
till a vacancy, two members of the Board of Public Works for 
three years, one member <>i the Board <>t Health tor three \< 
three Constables for one year, one Trustee of Memorial Hall 
Library tor seven years, one [Yustee ol Memorial Hall Libi 
tor -i\ years, to nil a vacancy, one Tree Warden for one year, one 
member of the Planning Board f< >r five years, and all town offi< 
required by law to In- elected l>\ ballot. 

All the above candidates to be voted for on one l>alloi. The 
polls will be open from 7 KM) o'clock \ M 00 >*clock P.M 

Aftei final a< tion on the preceding Ai tide t me, the Baid meeting 
shall -tand adjourned bj virtue i 5 n - 1 ". Chapt< the 

100 



General Laws, to Monday, March 9th at 7 .00 o'clock P.M. at the 
Memorial Auditorium, then and there to act upon the following 
articles, namely: 

Article 2 — To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Article 3 — To establish the salary of elected Town Officers for 
the ensuing year. 

Article 4 — To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for the following purposes : 



Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, 


and all De part- 


ments under their control: 








Recommended 


Appropriated 




1942 


1941 


American Legion 


600.00 


600.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars 


600.00 


600.00 


Armistice Day 


150.00 


150.00 


Memorial Day 


950.00 


950.00 


Aid to Dependent Children 


7600.00 


8700.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


3000.00 


4200.00 


Military Aid 


200.00 


300.00 


State Aid 


350.00 


450.00 


Old Age Assistance 


35000.00 


30000.00 


Public Welfare 


17000.00 


22000.00 


Retirement Fund 


14400.00 


13200.00 


W.P.A. Material 


50.00 


1000.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


500.00 


Elections and Registrations 


4300.00 


2530.00 
R.FJOOO.OO 


Insurance 


11000.00 


11000.00 


Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 


9461.37 


7282 . 64 


Purification Clam Plant 


1.05 


100.00 


Pomps Pond 


2200.00 


2200.00 


Public Dump 


1000.00 


825.00 
R.F. 150.00 


Printing Town Report 


870.00 


829.50 


Selectmen 


2216.00 


2250.00 


Treasurer 


3145.00 


3145 . 00 


Collector 


4863.00 


4917.00 



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Accountant 

Assessors 

Town Clerk 

Moderator 

Town Counsel 

Finance Committee 

Planning Board and Survey 

I )og ( Officer 

Animal Inspector 

Building Inspector 

Town Scales 

Inspector of Wires 

Scaler of Weights and Measures 

Municipal Buildings 

Infirmary 

Moth Suppression 

Police Department 

Fire I )epartment 

Brush Fires 

Interest 

Retirement of Bond- 
Tree Warden 
Board of Health 
( are of Tubercular Patients 
Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 
Spring ( irove ( Cemetery 
School ( Committee 
St reel I .ight ing ( !ommit tee 
Playground ( Commit tee 

Departments under the control of the 
1 lighwa) Maintenance 
\\ ater Maintenance 
\\ atei ( !ons1 ruction 
Parks and Pla} grounds 
Sewei Maintenance 
sik-w kfii!(»\ al and Sanding 
rrucks, ( -.11 age and Repair Shop 
Maintenance 



2715.50 


2750 00 


4889.00 


00 <><> 


3175.00 


3175.00 


to. 00 


10.00 


750.00 


750.00 


20.00 


20 on 


200. 00 


200 (J0 


225.00 


225 00 


350.00 


250.00 


525.00 


525 . 00 


175.00 


175 .00 




R.F. 120.78 


425.00 


425 00 


450.00 


450 00 


4100.00 


4100.00 


10300.00 


9300 00 


4500.00 


4500 . 00 


30707.00 


30607 . 00 


28882.00 


30617.00 


1300.00 


1000.00 




R.F. 200.00 


9192.00 


10150.00 


38000.00 


38000.00 


5000.00 


5000.00 


4500.00 


\500.00 


3500.00 


3000.00 


14594.17 


13701 00 


8880.00 


9530.40 


191189.00 


1\7<J7<J 00 


18095 76 


19211 72 


2000.00 


2000 00 


Board of Public 


Works: 


18800 00 




29900 00 




oioo fjo 




1260 00 


n, 00 


" 00 




15000 00 




67 !<) 00 





Article 5 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time after January 1, 1943, in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year beginning January 1 , 1943, in accord- 
ance with Section 4, Chapter 44, General Laws, and to issue a 
note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any 
note so issued for a period of less than one year, in accordance with 
Section 17 of said Chapter 44. 

(No action) 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
six hundred and ninety dollars ($690.00) to be used with the turn- 
in value of a 1939 Plymouth Sedan for the purchase of a cruis- 
ing car for the use by the Police Dept., on the petition of George 
A. Dane and others. 

(Approved $690.00) 

Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
$375.00 for the purchase of a power winch for the use of the Tree 
Department. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 8 — -To see if the town w T ill vote to raise and appropriate 
$549.60 to pay bills for tuition, contracted for during 1937, 1938, 
and 1939 with the Town of North Reading, referred to annual 
Town Meeting 

(Approved $549.60) 

Article 9 — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of $500.00 to provide materials and equipment for the protection 
of school children and property in connection with the Civilian 
Defense Program. Said sum to be spent under the direction of the 
School Committee. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 10 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of one thousand ($1000.00) dollars to be used for 
maintaining, repairing and improving Town Highways under the 
provision of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

(Approved S1000.00) 

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Article 11 To 9ee if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to build new sidewalks and appropriate the sum of 
twenty-five hundred ($2,500.00) dollar- therefor, at the discretion 
of and on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

( I >isapproved 

Article 12 To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars to he used to 
hard-surface gravel roads which have been built with Federal 
Funds under the direction of and on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

( Disapproved 

Article 13— To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of four thousand ($4,000.00) dollars to be used for 
material supervision and truck hire, etc., in conjunction with 
Federal and town welfare labor which may be allotted, and to be 
spent in any Department at the discretion of and on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 
Approved $4000.00) 

ARTICLE 14— To see if the town will authori/e the Hoard of 
Public Works to sell the old steam roller and to purchase a motor- 
driven roller with equipment and will appropriate the sum of 
five thousand ($5000.00) dollars from taxation and appropriate 
twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars from the road machinery 
fund and allow the price for the sale of the old steam roller to be 
applied a- part paymen 1 for the new roller, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

f Disapprove <l 

Artk le 15 To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a pipe drilling machine and appro- 
priate the sum of five hundred and fifty $550.00 dollars th< 
for, and the price allowed for the old drilling machine be used as 
pari payment for the new machine, on petition of the B 
Public Work-. 
I disapprove d 

Artk i i 16 To see it the town will authorize the B< aid "t 
Public Works t<> purchase a material spreadei and appropi 



the sum of four hundred ($400.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 17 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to repair the baseball and football bleachers at the 
central playstead and appropriate the sum of five hundred 
($500.00) dollars therefor, on the petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

(Approved S500.00) 

Article 18 — To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of SI 20.00 to purchase from Sarah M. Burke ap- 
proximately 1050 square feet of land on the southwesterly corner 
of Shawsheen Road and Cuba Street for highway safety purposes. 

(Approved $120.00) 

Article 19 — To see if the town will accept as a Public Way 
and name Moraine Street, as approved by the Board of Survey, 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown on plan entitled 
"Plan of Moraine Street. Andover, Mass," made January, 1941 
by Dana Clark, C.E. on petition of William Nicoll and others. 

(No action) 

Article 20 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way Austin Avenue, as approved by the Board of Survey, laid out 
by the Board of Selectmen, and shown on plan entitled, "Plan 
Showing Proposed Street to St. Augustine Cemetery," dated 
October 23, 1941, Morse, Dickinson & Goodwin, Engineers, 
Haverhill, Mass., on petition of James D. Doherty and others. 

(No action) 

Article 21 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of thirteen hundred dollars (SI 300), such money to be 
used to bear a part of the cost of installation of protection appli- 
ances at the railroad crossing at Austin Avenue. The rest of the 
cost to be borne by the Boston & Maine Railroad and St. Augus- 
tine's Parish, on the petition of James D. Doherty and others. 

(Approved S1300.00) 

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Article 22 To see it the Town will vote to accept a^ a Public 
Way and name Walker Avenue as approved by the Board of 
Survey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown on plan 
entitled "Acceptance Plan for Walker Avenue," dated October, 
1941, Morse, Dickinson & Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, 
Mass., on petition of Walter S. Walker and others. 

No action I 

Article 23 — To see if the Town will vote to purchase ol 

Walter S. Walker the water mains with appurtenam -e> thereto 
belonging, now laid in Walker Avenue, provided the Town votes 
to accept said road as a Public Way and to appropriate the sum 
of seven hundred two and 57/100 dollars ($702.57) for said pur- 
pose, on petition of Walter S. Walker and others. 

Approved $702.57, provided the Town accepts the Stree 

Article 24 — To see. if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name "Virginia Road" as approved by the Board of 
Survey, laid out by the Hoard of Selectmen, and shown on plan 
entitled "Acceptance Plan for Virginia Road," made September, 
1941, by John Franklin, C.E. Andover, Massachusetts, on peti- 
tion of Ruth T. Stevens and others. 

No action ) 

ARTIC] i 25 -To see if the town will vote to purchase of Ruth 
r Stevens the water mains, with appurtenances thereto belong- 
ing, now laid in Virginia Road, provided the town votes t<> accept 
-aid road as a public way, and to appropriate the sum of seven 
hundred and fifty-six dollars and thirty-four cents $756 ^1 for 
said purpose, on petition of Ruth T. Stevens and others. 

Approved $756.34, provided the Town accepts the Street 

Vrtu i i 26 To see if the town will accept the completion ^i 
Princeton Avenue, Shawsheen 1 It-i^h t >, running south from 
( orbett Street to a point or stone bound, a- a public wa\ and 
shown on plan <>n file with t he Board "i Survey, dated January, 
1941, drawn l>\ John Franklin, ( I a\u\ referred t<> Vnnual 
Tow i) Meet ing. 

v i act ion 



Article 27 — To see if the town will vote to purchase of George 
and Frank Cairns, the water mains with the appurtenances 
thereto belonging, now laid in said street known as Princeton 
Avenue, running southerly off Corbett Street, providing the 
town votes to accept said avenue as a public way and to appro- 
priate the sum of SI 182.50 for said purpose, and referred to 
Annual Town Meeting. 

(Approved $1182.50, provided the Town accepts the Street) 

Article 28 — To see if the Town of Andover, Mass., w r ill ac- 
cept as a public w r ay and name, Lincoln Circle, three hundred 
feet running northerly from Shawsheen Road, and from north- 
west point running south a distance of 238.62 feet, plan on file 
with the Board of Survey, dated May 1940, drawn by Morse, 
Dickinson & Goodwin, C.E., on petition of George R. Cairns and 
others. 

(No action) 

Article 29 — To see if the town will vote to purchase of 
George and Frank Cairns the water mains with appurtenances 
thereto belonging, now laid in said street known as Lincoln 
Circle, running northerly from Shawsheen Road, provided the 
town votes to accept said road as a public way and to appropriate 
the sum of one thousand, two hundred and sixty-eight dollars 
and seventy-five cents ($1,268.75) for said purpose, on petition 
of George and Frank Cairns and others. 

(Approved $1268.75, provided the Town accepts the Street) 

Article 30 — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, Castle Heights Road, so called, for a distance of 542 feet, 
westerly from the westerly line of North Main Street, approved 
by the Board of Survey, and laid out by the Board of Selectmen, 
and as shown on a plan with descriptions dated January 1942 as 
drawn by Morse, Dickinson, and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, 
Mass. on the petition of W. Shirley Barnard and others. 

(No action) 

Article 31 — To see if the Town will vote to purchase of the 
Noyes Whittier Corporation, the water mains with appurtenances 

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thereto belonging, now Laid in Castle Heights Road so-called, 
provided the Town votes to accept said road as a Public Way, 
and to appropriate the sum of seventeen hundred twentj dollars 

and 80 100 i Si .720.80) tor said purpose on the petition of \V. 
Shirley Barnard and others. 

( Disapproved I 

Article 32 — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, Joyce Terrace so-called, for a distance of 463 feet southerly 
from the southerlyline of Castle Heights Road so-called ; approved 
by the Hoard of Survey and laid out by the Board of Selectmen; 
and as shown on a plan with descriptions dated January 1942 
as drawn l>y Morse, Dickinson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, 
Mass.. on petition of W. Shirley Barnard and other-. 

(No action) 

ARTICLE 3.3 — To see if the Town will vote to purchase of the 
\o\es Whittier Corporation, the water mains with appurtenances 
thereto belonging, now laid in Joyce Terrace, so-called, provided 
the Town votes to accept said road as a Public Way, and to appro- 
priate the sum of twelve hundred fifty-four dollars and 59 lot) 
$1,254.59) for said purpose, on petition of W. Shirley Barnard 

and others. 

1 disapproved) 

Ab i n le 34 -To see if the Tow n \\ ill place all Town empl 
under Civil Service as provided tor in Section 47. Chapter 31. of 
the ( General Laws, on petition of James K. Sparks and other-. 

( No action 

Arth i i 35 T<> -re it the Town will authorize the Board <>t 

Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Rivei 

Km, id and Brundrett Avenue along Brundretl Avenue a distance 
<»t sixteen hundred feci t<» the property of Jacob Shlakis a\\A ap- 
propriate the sum of two thousand, five hundred and eighty-five 
$2,585.00 dollars therefoi , providing W. P. A. laboi i- available, 

on petition < .i Alghi Shlakis and others. 

I disapproved 



Article 36 — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Brund- 
rett Avenue and River Road along Brundrett Avenue to the 
property of Mr. Henry Robidoux and appropriate the sum of 
thirteen hundred ($1,300.00) dollars therefor, providing W.P.A. 
labor is available on petition of Henry Robidoux and others. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 37 — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the dead end on 
Vine Street along Vine Street a distance of eight hundred and 
thirty-two feet and appropriate the sum of nineteen hundred 
eighty dollars ($1980.00) therefor, providing W.P.A. labor is 
available, on petition of Edward A. Doyle and others. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 38 — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main on Hidden Road from the 
dead end near the property of Mr. Arthur W. Bassett along 
Hidden Road to the corner of Sunset Rock Road thence along 
Sunset Rock Road to the dead end near the property of Mr. V. E. 
Nunez and appropriate the sum of three thousand ($3,000.00) 
dollars therefor, providing W.P.A. labor is available, on petition 
of Mr. Arthur W. Bassett and others. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 39 — To see if the town will vote to change the policy 
of handling the matter of street lighting, on the petition of Elmer 
J. Grover and others. 

(No action) 

Article 40 — To see if the Town will accept a total of $2615.25 
received in 1941 for the perpetual care of lots in Spring Grove 
Cemetery and the custody of perpetual care funds from the 
trustees of these cemeteries: South Church $75.00, Christ Church 
$200.00, and West Parish Church $93.43, on petition of Thaxter 
Eaton, Treasurer. 

(No action) 

Article 41 — To see if the Town will vote to accept the be- 
quest of the late Samuel Raymond amounting to $4193.40 in 

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cash, and a real estate mortgage of uncertain worth, "to create a 
fund to be a perpetual charity, known as the Walter Landor 
Raymond Filnd, which shall always be in the charge and care of 
the town treasurer for the time being, the income of which shall be 
distributed to and among worthy poor persons in said town who 
shall be designated by the Overseers of the Poor, and who shall 
not be inmates of any charitable institution. And in this distribu- 
tion, the soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, and any and all 
future wars, their widows and descendants, shall be preferred to 
other needy persons," on petition of the Town Treasurer. 
(No action) 

Article 42 — To see if the Town will vote to accept the bequest 
of the late Emily F. Raymond, amounting to $1302.77, one sixth 
part of the income when the fund shall amount to SI 500. to In- 
expended annually for the care of the Samuel Raymond burial 
lot in the Spring Grove Cemetery and the plot of ground adjacent 
to it on the southerly side, one third for the care and improvement 
of the Soldiers' Lot in said cemetery, and one half as an addition 
to the income of the Walter L. Raymond Fund for worthy poor 
persons, on petition of the Town Treasurer. 

(No action) 

Article 43 — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

(No action I 

Article 44 — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 
( No action) 

Article 45 To transacl any other business that maj legally 
come before the meeting. 
\m action 

There i^ the usual uncertainty at this season <>t tin- year re- 
garding the Town's receipts. In \ iew of that fad \\ 1 \\ ISH l'< l 

CALL Vol R A 111 \ IK )\ K ) Till I I >l It )\\ ING: 

The amounts oi monej approved in the various departments 
for the yeai 1942 does not include .m\ increase in wag the 



amount paid during 1941, except the step rate increases which 
automatically occur. 

It is the opinion of this Committee that the employees of the 
Town should receive an increase in wages, but the amount of 
increase should be determined by the voters of the Town of 
Andover. 

The appropriation at last Fall's Special Town Meeting adds 
about $1.00 to this year's rate. 

The loss of revenue from Excise Tax will be about $1.00 on the 
tax rate. 

A wage increase of which we approve will add over $20,000 to 
Andover's full year expenses or about $1.50 on the tax rate. 

The probable loss of revenue from State from gasoline tax will 
further increase the tax rate. 

Building construction will undoubtedly cease causing the loss 
of an average yearly increase in valuation of about $150,000. 

Civilian Defense is an unknown additional expense. 

Combining all of the above, you have at least $5.00, if not 
$6.00 on your tax rate before you start on regular town depart- 
ments. 



Tax Rate 1934 


S29. 


50 


Tax Rate 1938 


$29.00 


Tax Rate 1935 


29 


20 


Tax Rate 1939 


30.00 


Tax Rate 1936 


29 


20 


Tax Rate 1940 


30.00 


Tax Rate 1937 


26 


,80 


Tax Rate 1941 


29.00 



HARVEY G. TURNER, Chairman 
RALPH A. WOODCOCK, Secretary 
HUGH BULLOCK 
MITCHELL C. JOHNSON 
JOSEPH M. HARGEDON 
CHARLES P. GABELER 
GEORGE A. STANLEY, JR. 



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TOWN OF 

ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1942 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 109 

Aid to Dependent Children 91 

American Legion Quarters 102 

Andover Post 2128 V.F.W. 102 

Animal Inspector 75 

Appropriations for 1942 61 

Armistice Day 103 

Assessments and Receipts (B.P.W.) 115 

Assessors 73, 143 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 143 

Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 144 



General Government 



82, 
90, 

95, 



Balance Sheet 
Board of Appeals 
Board of Health 
Board of Public Welfare 

Aid to Dependent Children 

Infirmary 

Old Age Assistance 

Soldiers' Relief 

State Aid 
Board of Public Works 

Accounts Receivable 

Assessments and Receipts 

Highways 

Sewers 

Snow Removal and Sanding 88 

Water Maint. and Construction 

104, 105 
Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 
Building Inspector 79, 168 



128 

146 

162 

154 

91 

156 

93 

96 

95 

187 

120 

115 

62 

84 



Cemetery Funds 
Civilian Defense 



122 
76 



Damages to Persons and Property 102 
Departmental Accounts Receivable 120 
Dog Officer 75 

Election and Registration 76 
Essex County Tuberculosis 

Hospital 83 

Excess and Deficiency Account 121 

Expenditures for 1942 71 

Finance Committee 74 

Finance Committee Recom- 
mendations 205 

Fire Department 79, 157 

Forest Fires 82 



Election and Registration 


76 


Municipal Buildings 


77 


Town Officers 


4 


Highways 


62 


Insurance 


102 


Interest 


107 


Jury List 


174 


Memorial Day 


103 


Alemorial Hall Library 


99, 177 


Certificate of A uditors 


178 


Library Statistics 


186 


Report of Librarian 


179 


Report of Trustees 


178 


Military Aid 


95 


Milk Inspector 


165 


Moderator 


74 


Moth Suppression 


80,170 


Moth Assessments 


114 


Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 


113, 143 


Municipal Buildings 


77 


Municipal Properties and Public 


Improvements 


144 



Old Age Assistance 
Overlay 

Parks and Playgrounds 
Planning Board 
Playground Committee 
Police Department 
Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 
Printing Town Reports 
Public Dump 
Purification Plant 

Rationing Board 
Receipts for 1942 
Reserve Fund 
Retirement Report 



75, 
100, 

78, 



93 
118 

100 
145 
148 
159 
101 
103 
84 
84 

150 

65 

109 

152 



*School Department 96 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

80,172 

*Also see School Report 





PAGE 




PAGE 


Selective Service Board 


149 


Receipts for 10 12 


65 


Selectmen 


71 


Reserve Fund 


109 


Sewers 


84 


Town Debt 


127 


Assessments 


115 


^Trustees of P milliard Free School 1 24 


Sidewalk Assessments 


115 


Water Accounts Receivable 


129 


Snow Removal and Sanding 


<s<s 






Soldiers' Relief 


96 


Town Clerk 


55, 73 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


106, 171 


Town Counsel 


74 


State Aid 


95 


Town Debt 


127 


State Audit 


56 


Town Infirmary 


95, 1 56 


state Election 


45 


Town Meetings 




state Primary 


36 


Proceedings 


18 


Street Lighting 


86 


Special Meeting 


31 






Warrants 


13, 205 


Tax Collector 


72, 135 


Town Officers 


4 


Moth Assessments 


114 


Town Physician 


167 


Summary of Tax Collector's 


Cash 


Town Scales 


104 


Account 


142 


Treasurer 


72, 134 


Tax Title Account 


11 J 


Tree Warden 


8 1 , 1 69 


Town Accountant 


60, 7 1 


Trust Funds 


123 


Accounting Taxes and Assessments 109 


*Trustees of Punchard Free 


School 124 


A ppropriations for 1942 


61 






Balance Sheet 


128 


Vital Statistics 


55 



Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 1 20 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 120 

Director of Accounts 56 

Excess and Deficiency Account 121 

Expenditures for 1 942 71 

John Cornell Fund 121 

Maturing Debt 108 

Overlay 1 1 S 



Water Accounts Receivable 
Water and Sewerage bivestiga 

tion 
Water Maint.and Construction 

Wire Inspector 

*Also see School Report 





12ii 




147 


104, 


105 


80, 


173 



Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Moderator 
FREDERICK BUTLER 

' Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 
ROY E. HARDY, Chairman Term expires 1945 

J. EVERETT COLLINS, Secretary " " 1944 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1943 

GEORGE H. WINSLOVV, Clerk 

ARTHUR W. COLE, Agent, Bureau of Old Age Assistance and 
Welfare Board 

Board of Assessors 
ROY E. HARDY, Chairman Term expires 1945 

J. EVERETT COLLINS " " 1944 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1943 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Assistant Assessors and Registrars 
EDITH R. H. KITCHIN JOHN J. DOYLE 

FRED CHENEY LOUISE MANOCK 

CARL N. LINDSAY MAY L. NOYES 

Town Clerk 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW Term expires 1945 

Collector of Taxes 
JAMES P. CHRISTIE Term expires 1943 

Treasurer 
THAXTER EATON Term expires 1944 

Town Accountant Town Counsel 

MARY COLLINS WALTER C. TOMLINSON 

Board of Retirement 
MARY COLLINS, Chairman Term expires 1943 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND " " 1943 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Secretary 

4 



Burial Agent, Soldiers and Sailors 

FRANCIS P. MARKEY 

Board of Public Works 

SIDNEY P. WHITE, Chairman Term expires 1944 

FRED W. DOYLE, Secretary " " 1945 

[ESSE BOTTOMLEY " " 1945 

WILLIAM F. BARRON " " 1943 

JOHN P. WHITE " " 1943 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD, Superintendent 
EDWARD R. LAWSON, Assistant Superintendent 

School Committee 
FREDERICK C. SMITH, Chairman 

katherine a. baldwin 
john m. Mackenzie 
*harold t. houston 

ARTHUR R. LEWIS, Secretary 

*JULIE S. MUSK 

WILLIAM A. DOHERTY 

JOHN M. ERVING 

MALCOLM B. McTERNEN 

•KENNETH L. SHERMAN, Superintendent 

EDWARD I. ERICKSON, Superintendent 

Attendance Officer School Physician 

JOHN CAMPBELL PHILIE W. BLAKE, M.l>. 

Athletic Medical Director School Nun 

HARRY B. EAST, M.D. EDITH MORETON, R.N. 

Director, ( ontinualion School 
CARL M. GAHAN 

Board of Health 
PERO J. LOOK, M.D. t Chairman Term expires 1943 

FRANKLIN II. STACEY, Secretary 1945 

GEORGE G. BROW N 1944 

I ( OTA M JOHNSON, R.N., Nurse and Agent 
Ml RED C. si \( i;\ . B. I.e.. Milk lush, 

pied 



Term 


expires 


i 1944 
1944 




< t 


1944 

1945 


u 


" 


1945 


41 


11 


1945 


1 I 
II 


* < 


1943 
1943 
1943 



Inspector of Slaughtering 
RAY S. YOUMANS 

Inspector of Buildings Inspector of Plumbing 

JOHN J. DRISCOLL "JOSEPH P. NOLAN 



Planning Board and Board of Survey 

WALTER M. LAMONT, Chairman Term expires 1945 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1946 

SIDNEY P. WHITE " " 1947 

HERBERT LEWIS " " 1943 

WALTER TOMLINSON " " 1944 



Inspector of Wires Sealer of Weights and Measures 

WILLIAM J. YOUNG LEWIS N. MEARS 

WILLIAM C. BROWN, Deputy 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

PHILIP F. RIPLEY, Chairman 

WINSOR GALE, Secretary and Treasurer 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

HENRY G. TYER 

BURTON S. FLAGG 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

MARY BYERS SMITH 

MIRIAM PUTNAM, Librarian 

Trustees of Punchard Free School 

REV. FREDERICK B. NOSS, President 

REV. DONALD H. SAVAGE 

REV. JOHN S. MOSES 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Clerk and Treasurer 

WILLIAM A. TROW T Term expires 1943 

*MYRON E. GUTTERSON " " 1943 

HENRY G. TYER " " 1943 

CHARLES C. KIMBALL " " 1943 

* Deceased 



Term 


expires 


1943 
1948 


< < 


a 


1949 


i i 


a 


1944 


a 


" 


1945 


<( 


a 


1946 


(i 


a 


1947 



Trusters of Cornell Fund 

EDWARD P. HALL Term expires 1944 

ARTHUR W. COLE " " 1945 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER, Treasurer " " 1943 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

FRANK R. PETTY, Chairman Term expires 1945 

CLIFFORD \Y. DUNNELLS " " 1944 

FRED G, CHENEY " " 1945 

CLIFFORD E. MARSHALL " " 1943 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER " " 1943 

JESSE E. WEST, Superintendent 

Board of Registrars 

RALPH A. BAILEY, Chairman Term expire. 1945 

JOHN W. STARK " " 1944 

FRANCIS D. HURLEY " " 1943 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Finance Committee 

HARVEY G. TURNER, Chairman HUGH BULLOCK 

RALPH A. WOODCOCK, Secretary 

GEORGE A. STANLEY, JR. GEORGE B. GABELER 

MITCHELL JOHNSON JOSEPH M. HARGEDON 

Supervised Play Committee 

STAFFORD LINDSAY, Chairman HARRY I. EMMONS 
CHARLES I. BAILEY RICHARD O'BRIEN 

JAMES GILLEN MRS. GEORGE G. BROWN 

HAROLD L. PETERS FRANCIS P. MARK! ^ 

Superintendent of Moth Department and Tree Warden 

GEORGE R. ABBOTT 

Pomps Pond Committee 

EDWARD LEFEBVRE, Chairman 
J< >M\ s( III RNER RA^ Ml INI > 1 .11 \l I 

7 



Board of Appeals 

JAMES S. EASTHAM, Chairman Term expires 1943 

ROY E. HARDY, Secretary " " 1944 

WALTER M. LAMONT " " 1945 

EDWARD P. HALL Associate member 
WALTER C. TOMLINSON 

Town Physician 
JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M.D, 

Fire Department 

CHARLES E. BUCHAN, Chief 
LESTER HILTON, Deputy Chief 

Central Station — Permanent Men 

ALBERT COLE, Lieutenant TIMOTHY MADDEN 

KERR SPARKS ALEXANDER MACKENZIE 

*HENRY POMEROY JOHN COLE 
CHARLES MURNANE 

Central Station — Call Men 
FREDERICK L. COLLINS, Captain 
WILLIAM COLLINS *GEORGE WILLIAMS 

WILLIAM ROSS EDWARD DOWNS 

WINTHROP K. WHITE HERBERT BROWN 

ARCHIBALD MACLAREN JAMES WILLIAMS 

HARRY M. HAYWARD 

Station No. 2 — -Permanent Men 
RALPH BAKER *GORDON COUTTS 

Station No. 2 — -Call Men 

FOSTER MATTHEWS HOWARD L. COLBATH 

PATRICK MURNANE HENRY PLATT 

Forest Warden 
CHARLES E. BUCHAN 

* Armed Forces 



Police Department 
GEORGE A. DANE, Chief 

Sergeants 
WILLIAM R. HICKEY DAVID NICOLL 

JAMES WALKER DAVID GILLESPIE 

JOHN DEYERMOND *CARL STEVENS 

ARTHUR JOWETT FRANK McBRIDE 

*GEORGE F. DUFTON WILLIAM STEWART 

JAMES LYNCH "JOSEPH A. DAVIS 

Reserve Officers 
ALAN G. CHAD WICK GEORGE S. L. WALDIE 

♦JOSEPH E. O'BRIEN 

Provisional Temporary Officers 
JOHN CAMPBELL GEORGE N. SPARKS 

DAVID M. MAY EUGENE R. ZALLA 

WINTHROP K. WHITE WILLIAM J. McCARTHY 

Dog Officer 
SIDNEY P. WHITE 

Constables 

Terms expire 1943 

GEORGE A. DANE J. LEWIS SMITH 

GEORGE N. SPARKS 

Civil Co us tables 
JOHN CAMPBELL CLARENCE WHITE 

J. LEWIS SMITH 

I us pert or of A ninials 

SIDNEY P. WHITE 

Surveyors of Woo,/, Bark and Lumber 

EDWARD s. HARDY JOSEPH I. I'l 1\1.\\ 

•Armed Forces 



Public Weighers 

BENJAMIN JAQUES LOUIS BEAULIEU 

JEROME W. CROSS BERNARD L. McDONALD 

HERBERT W. AUTY GUY B. HOWE 

ALEXANDER MACKENZIE WENDELL H. KYDD 

HENRY BURBINE MONICA McDONALD 

CLARENCE E. EARLEY EDWARD J. LONERGAN 

Fence Viewers 

GEORGE A. DANE 
CHARLES T. GILLIARD RAYMOND L. BUCHAN 

Selective Service 

Local Board No. 3 Town Hall, Andover, Mass. 

Representing Andover, Boxford, and North Andover. 

The Board has five voting members : 
HUGH BULLOCK, Andover 

HENRY S. HOPPER, Andover (Secretary) 
CORNELIUS J. MAHONEY, North Andover 
WALTER K. MORSS, Boxford 

SAMUEL F. ROCKWELL, North Andover (Chairman) 



E. BARTON CHAPIN, Government Appeal Agent 
DR. PHILIP W. BLAKE, Examining Physician 
DR. JOHN J. HARTIGAN, Examining Physician 

DR. WILLIAM A. FLEMING, Examining Physician 

(Dental) 
ARTHUR W. COLE, Re-employment Agent 
JOSEPH Y. FLANAGAN, North Andover, 

Re-employment Agent 
CLINTON H. STEVENS, Chief Clerk 

LAURETTA S. WILSON, Asst. Clerk 

MARION A. DIMLICH, Clerical Assistant 

To advise and assist registrants in preparing questionnaires, 
claims, etc., there is an Advisory Board for Registrants' — 
JAMES S. EASTHAM, Andover, Chairman 
ROY E. HARDY, Andover 

C. CARLETON KIMBALL, Andover 

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Associate Members of (he Advisory hoard: 

JOHN AVERY JOSEPH A. MCCARTHY 

HENRY A. BODWELL (deceased) B. \Y. \\ . NEWHALL 
JOSEPH A. DUNCAN ELDON E. STARK 

A. MURRAY HOWE ARTHUR \\ . SWEENEY 

FREDERICK R. HULME WALTER C. TOMLINSON 
[OHN I). LITTLE ERNEST S. YOUNG 

GEORGE II. WINSLOW 



Local Rationing Hoard X amber 4S 
Foster C. Barnard, Chairman 

Panel A: Tires, Bicycles, and Typewriters 

Harry G. Tyer, Chairman 
J. Augustus Remington 
William D. Mclntyre 

Panel B: Sugar and other Food Products as may be rationed 

Ruth C. I >ake, Chairman 

Catherine M. Barrett 
Pauline G. Field 

Panel ( ' : Gasoline and Fuel ( )il 

Foster C. Barnard, Chairman 
Irving Southworth 
Roger H. Lewis 

Panel I > : Price ( Control 

( .onion L. Colquhoun, Chairman 

John I'. ( lussen 
I . I low. ml Poi ter 



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Town of A ndover 

Population— 1940 Census, 11,077 
Registered Voters— 1942, 6,318 

Political subdivisions including And over 

Senators 
DAVID I. WALSH— Clinton 

HENRY CABOT LODGE, Jr.— Beverly 

Fifth Congressional District 
EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, 444 Andover St., Lowell, Mass. 

Fifth Councillor District 
WILLIAM H. McSWEENEY, 160 Loring Ave., Salem, Mass. 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
BENJAMIN B. PRIEST, 27 Park St., Haverhill, Mass. 

Representatives 
Fourth Essex Representative District 
J. EVERETT COLLINS, 35 Summer Street, Andover 

RALPH H. HILL, 25 Central St., Methuen, Mass. 
ALYCE L. SCHLAPP, 19 Hemenway St., Methuen, Mass. 

Essex County Commissioners 
FREDERICK BUTLER, Andover 

JAMES D. BENTLEY, Swampscott 

J. FRED MANNING, Lynn 



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Annual Town Meeting 

MARCH 2, 1942 



Agreeably to a warranl signed by the Selectmen, February 
13th, 1 ( M2 the inhabitants of the Town of Andover qualified to 

vote in elections and town affairs, met and assembled at the 

designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five and Six, viz: The Town Hall in Precinct One; the Square 
and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Administration Build- 
ing, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; the Andover Grange 
Hall in Precinct Four; the Old School House. Ballardvale, in 
Precinct Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in Pre- 
cinct Six, in said Andover, on Monday, the second day of March, 
1942 at 7:00 o'clock A.M. 

Essex, ss. Andover, March 2, i ( M2 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I. the subscriber, one of the 
( 'oust aides of the Town of Andover, have not i lied the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
Stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same, on the Town I louse, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices <m> usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said war- 
rants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE V sparks, Constable 

Took up Article One and proceeded to vote for Town Officers. 
The ballol boxes were found to be empty and registered 0000. 
The polls were opened at seven o'clock a.m. and closed at seven 
o'clock p.m. The total number oi ballots cast was 3211, \ i/ . Pre- 
cinct One, 801; Precinct Two, 706; Precinct Three, 682; Precinct 
1 our, 31 I ; Precinct Five, 297 ; Precinct Six, 111. 

\I< >di rati >k ( me N eai 
Pre* im ti 

i 2 3 4 5 6 

584 173 523 243 228 I rederick Butler 

l William Gn 1 

1 \\ illiam Bai ron 1 

21 ) 233 1 59 70 68 - I Blanks 

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Town Clerk— Three Years 







Precincts 










1 


2 


3 4 


5 


6 






651 


536 


551 276 


260 
1 


361 


George H. Winslow 
Henry W. Piatt 


2635 
1 


150 


170 


131 38 


36 


50 


Blanks 


575 



Selectman — Three Years 

445 353 457 212 195 247 Roy E. Hardy 1909 

337 312 176 80 86 155 P. LeRoy Wilson 1146 

19 41 49 22 16 9 Blanks 156 

Assessor — Three Years 

438 345 446 209 186 235 Roy E. Hardy 1859 

340 307 185 81 89 160 P. LeRoy Wilson 1162 

23 54 51 24 22 16 Blanks 190 

Selectman — One Year (to fill a vacancy) 

448 239 158 147 206 198 Edward P. Hall 1396 
118 125 236 66 46 146 Stafford A. Lindsay 737 
106 242 90 21 27 20 William J. Snyder 506 

99 58 166 58 12 26 Lester M. Thompson 419 

30 42 32 22 6 21 Blanks 153 

Assessor — One Year (to fill a vacancy) 

449 243 163 139 200 192 Edward P. Hall 1386 
122 126 236 62 47 145 Stafford A. Lindsay 738 
101 223 88 24 25 21 William J. Snyder 482 

92 61 159 57 12 25 Lester M. Thompson 406 

37 53 36 32 13 28 Blanks 199 







School 


COMMITTEE- 


—Three Years 




556 


404 


474 215 


196 332 


Harold T. Houston 


2177 


604 


492 


483 268 


225 337 


Arthur R. Lewis 


2409 


570 


449 


472 217 


211 330 


Julie S. Musk 


2249 








1 


Henry Piatt 


1 


673 


773 


617 242 


258 234 
14 


Blanks 


2797 



School Committee Two Years (to fill a vacancy 
Precincts 
1 2 3 4 5 6 

530 414 443 234 211 311 John M. MacKenzie 2143 

1 Henry Piatt . 1 

271 292 239 80 85 LOO Blanks 1067 

Board of Pi blic Works -Three Years 

344 228 258 103 124 192 Jesse Bottomlej 1249 

1M 316 318 82 85 121 George R. Cairns 1154 

429 333 279 259 191 246 FredW.Doyle 1737 

236 175 195 63 70 100 Arthur E. Steinerf 839 

361 360 314 121 124 163 Blanks 1443 

Trustee ok Memorial Hall Library Seven Years 

631 469 502 251 229 348 Nathan C. Ham Win 243n 

170 237 180 63 68 63 Blanks 781 

Trustee of Memorial Hall Library Six Years 

(lo fill a vacancy) 

279 218 263 121 113 1S2 Winsor Gale 1176 

238 181 192 77 80 125 Carl S. Gregg 893 

1 Waller York 1 

28 1 307 227 116 103 104 Blanks 1111 

Board of 1 h:\i.iii Three Years 

561 155 158 215 ill 299 Franklin H. Stacej 2206 

1 Arthur Miller 1 

2 10 l^S 224 101 74 112 Blanks 1 on 1 

Planning Board Five Yeai - 

557 152 162 lis 2H Sidney B. White 

1 James Oldroyd 1 

1 William Barnm 1 

2 11 27 1 220 85 75 83 Blanks ( >7<> 

Tki I \\ \ U I > I \ ( )ne ^^ eai 

613 172 wi 246 251 558 George R. Abbott ,;, >' 

1 James < Hdroj d l 

1 Walter York 1 

L88 251 191 (>, 65 75 Blanks 

IS 



Constables — One Year 
Precincts 

12 3 4 5 6 

618 496 490 245 228 349 George A. Dane 4262 

573- 425 457 225 201 332 J. Lewis Smith 2213 

575 465 444 224 244 339 George N. Sparks 2291 

637 732 655 248 218 213 Blanks 2703 

All the forgoing officers were voted for on one ballot, and 
check lists were used. 

Report of Clerk — Precinct One 

March 2, 1942 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Rowland L. Luce. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 801. Number of 
ballots received 1500. Number of ballots returned 702. Number 
of ballots cast 801. Police officer on duty, John Campbell. Voted 
to count ballots at 10 o'clock A.M. 

PATRICK J. BARRETT, Clerk 

Report of Clerk — Precinct Two 

March 2, 1942 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Mark M. Keane. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 706. Number of 
ballots received 1457. Number of ballots returned 754. Number 
of ballots cast 706. Police officer on duty, William J. McCarthy. 
Voted to count ballots at 9.44 A.M. 

JAMES D. DOHERTY, Clerk 

Report of Clerk — Precinct Three 

March 2, 1942 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, James R. Mosher. 
Ballot Box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 682. Number of 
ballots received 1215. Number of ballots returned 533. Number of 
ballots cast 682. Police Officer on duty, Joseph O'Brien. 3 absen- 
tee ballots. Ballot box 2 over count. Voted to count ballots at 
7AM 

' * MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 

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Report of Clerk Precinct Four 

March 2, 1 9 \1 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, George \V. Disbrow. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened ()()()(). Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 314. Number of 
ballots received 663. Number of ballots returned 350. Number of 
ballots cast 314. Police Officer on duty, Carl H. Stevens. One 
absentee ballot. Voted to count ballots at 9.55 A.M. 

ALFRED BLANCHETTE, Clerk 

Report of Clerk Precinct Five 

March 2, 1942 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Clester E. Matthew-. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened ()()()(). Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 299. Number of 
ballots received 581. Number of ballots returned 284. Number of 
ballots cast 297. Police Office on duty, George N. Sparks. Voted 
to count ballotsat 1.30 P.M. 

CHARLES MURNANE, Clerk 

Report of Clerk Precinct Six 

March 2. 1942 
Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge Llewellyn I). Pome- 
roy. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 411. Number of 
ballots received 1 163 plus 2 A. Y. Number of ballots returned 75 \ 
Number of ballots cast 109 plus 2 A. V. Police officer on duty, 
( ieorge Dufton. Voted to count ballots at 9 A.M. 

JOSEPH A. I A NCH, Clerk 

After final action of Article One the said meeting was adjourned 
l>\ virtue oi Section 20, Chapter 39 of General Law- to Monday, 
March 9th at 7 o'clock P.M. at the Memorial Auditorium. 



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ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING, MARCH 9, 1942 



The check lists showed that six hundred eighty-seven persons 
entered the auditorium. 

The meeting was called to order by Frederick Butler, Moder- 
ator, at seven o'clock P.M. and was opened with a salute to the 
Hag and a prayer by Very Rev. Thomas B. Austin, O.S.A. 

Permission was given to Mr. James Gould and he spoke in the 
interest of sales of Defense Stamps and Bonds. 

It w T as the unanimous consent of the meeting to admit Miss 
Florence Gallarane, stenographer, to record the meeting. 

The Warrant was read by the Clerk. Upon motion duly made 
and seconded, it was Voted, to dispense with the reading of the 
Articles at this time. The Clerk then read the return of service of 
the Warrant. 

At the request of the Moderator, the Clerk read each article 
as it came up. 

Announcement of the balloting of March 2, 1942, was read by 
the Clerk, and the Moderator declared elected the successful 
candidates, as follows : 

Frederick Butler elected Moderator for one year. 

George H. Winslow elected Town Clerk for three years. 

Roy E. Hardy elected Selectman for three years. 

Roy E. Hardy elected Assessor for three years. 

Edward P. Hall elected Selectman for one year (to fill a va- 
cancy) . 

Edward P. Hall elected Assessor for one year (to fill a vacancy). 

Harold T. Houston elected member of School Committee for 
three years. 

Arthur R. Lewis elected member of School Committee for three 
years. 

Julie S. Musk elected member of School Committee for three 
years. 

John M. MacKenzie elected member of School Committee for 
two years (to fill a vacancy). 

Jesse Bottomley elected member of Board of Public Works for 
three years. 

Fred W. Doyle elected member of Board of Public Works for 
three years. 

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Nathan ('. Hamblin elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
lor seven years. 

Winsor Gale elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library foi nx 
years I to fill a vacancy l. 

Franklin II. Stacey elected member ol Board of Health for 
three years. 

Sidney P. White elected member of Planning Board for five 
years. 

( ieorge R Abbott elected Tree Warden for one year. 

(ieorge A. Dane elected ( Nonstable for one year. 

J. Lewis Smith elected Constable for one year. 

(ieorge N. Sparks elected Constable for one year. 

Article 2. To elect all other officers not required by law to 
be elected by ballot. 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was Voted that 
Arthur \Y. Cole be elected Trustee of Cornell Fund for three 
years. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected Town Officers for 

the ensuing year. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, ii was 
Voted, that the salaries of the elected Town Officers for the en- 
suing year be established as follows: (each item being voted on 
separately] 

Chairman, Board of Selectmen $ 100.00 

Two members at $300.00 each 600 00 
Board of Assessors 

Three members at 1400.00 each 1200 00 
Board of Public Welfare 

Three members at $100.00 each 300 00 

Town Clerk 2200 00 

Collector of Taxes 2400 00 

Tow n Treasurer 2500 00 
Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden, combined 

Balarj for both per week W 5< 
Board ol 1 lealth 

( 'hail man 

Secretary 
Representing I toctoi 

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Secretary, Board of Public Works 
Treasurer, Library Trustees 
Treasurer, Punchard Trustees 
Moderator, per meeting 



100.00 

100.00 

200.00 

10.00 



Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for the following purposes: Appropriation for the Asses- 
sors, Board of Selectmen, and all departments under their control. 

Voted, to appropriate the following sums of money: (each item 
being voted on separately) 



American Legion 


$ 600.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars 


600.00 


Armistice Day 


150.00 


Memorial Day 


950.00 


Aid to Dependent Children 


7600.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


3000.00 


(including $300.00 for War Allowance) 




Military Aid 


200.00 


State Aid 


350.00 


Old Age Assistance 


35000.00 


Public Welfare 


17000.00 


Retirement Fund 


14400.00 


W. P. A. Material 


50.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


Elections and Registrations 


4300.00 


Insurance 


11000.00 


Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 


9461.37 


Purification Clam Plant 


1.05 


Pomps Pond 


2200.00 


Public Dump 


1000.00 


Printing Town Report 


741.10 


Selectmen 


2216.00 


Treasurer 


3145.00 


Collector 


5091.00 


Accountant 


2891.00 


Assessors 


4889.00 


Town Clerk 


3175.00 


Moderator 


10.00 


Town Counsel 


750.00 



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Finance Committee 

Planning Board and Survey 

Dog Officer 

Animal Inspector 

Building Inspector 

Town Scales 

Inspector of Wires 

Scaler of Weights and Measures 

Municipal Buildings 

Infirmary 

Moth Suppression 

Police Department 

Fire Department 

Brush Fires 

Interest 

Retirement of Bonds 

Tree Warden 

Board of Health 

Care of Tubercular Patients 

Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

( plus refund on Dog tax) 
Spring Grove Cemetery 
School Committee 
Street Lighting Committee 
Playground Committee 
Appropriation for all Departments under the control 

of the Board of Public Works: 

I lighway Maintenance 

Water Maintenance 

Water ( Construction 

Parks and Playgrounds 

Sewer Maintenance 

Snow Removal and Sanding 
si 200. oo of which is t<> be available for the 
purchase oi equipment 11 necessary at the 
discretion ol I he Board "t Public \\ ..i ks. 

Ii iK ks, ( Parage and Repair Shop Maintenance 

1< ital I tepaj i mental 



20 oo 

200 oo 

225.00 

350.00 

525.00 

175.00 

425.00 

450.00 

U00 00 

10300.00 

5000.00 

32175.00 

31000.00 

1300.00 

9192.00 

38000.00 

5500.00 

4500.00 

3500.00 

15000.00 

9280.00 

199784.00 

18095.76 

2000 00 



50500 00 

30900.00 
9500 00 
1300 00 

5S00 00 

9000 oo 



i Oil 



16392 I 



21 



690.00 


549 


60 


1000 


00 


4000 


00 


500. 


00 


120 


00 


1300 


00 


702 


.57 


756. 


34 


1268, 


75 


10887. 


26 


$650124.54 



Article 6. Police Car 
Article 8. School Bills (North Reading) 
Article 10. Chapter 90 — High way work 
Article 13. Board of Public Works — materials 

supervision and truck hire 
Article 17. Repairing Bleachers 
Article 18. Sarah M. Burke — -land purchase 
Article 21. Protection — Austin Avenue 
Article 23. Walker Avenue — water mains etc. 
Article 25. Virginia Road — water mains etc. 
Article 29. Lincoln Circle — water mains etc. 

Total special articles 

Grand Total 



Article 5 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time after January 1, 1943, in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1943, in accord- 
ance with Section 4, Chapter 44, General Laws, and to issue a 
note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any 
note so issued for a period of less than one year, in accordance with 
Section 1 7 of said Chapter 44. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time after January 1, 
1943, in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year begin- 
ning January 1, 1943, in accordance with Section 4, Chapter 44, 
General Laws, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable 
within one year, and to renew any note so issued for a period of 
less than one year, in accordance with Section 17 to said Chapter 
44. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
six hundred and ninety dollars ($690.00) to be used with the turn- 
in value of a 1939 Plymouth Sedan for the purchase of a cruis- 
ing car for the use by the Police Dept., on the petition of George 
A. Dane and others. 

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(poii motion made by Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 

Voted, to raise and appropriate six hundred and ninety dollars 

($690.00) to be used with the turn-in value of a 1939 Plymouth 
sedan for the purchase of a cruising ear for the use by the Police 
Department. 

Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
S375.00 for the purchase of a power winch for the use of the Tree 
Department. 

Voted, Article rejected. 

Article 8 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
S549.60 to pay bills for tuition, contracted for during 1937, 1938, 
and 1939 with the Town of North Reading, referred to annual 
Town Meeting. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Smith, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate S549.60 to pay bills tor tuition, 
contracted for during 1937, 1938, and 1939 with the Town of 
North Reading. (Unanimous vote.) 

Article 9 — To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum 
of vSSUO.OO to provide materials and equipment for the protection 
of school children and property in connection with the Civilian 
Defense Program. Said sum to be spent under the direction of the 
School Committee. 

I pon motion made by Mr. Smith it was Voted, that Aktk i i 9 

be postponed until Article 43 is considered. 

ARTICLE 9 taken up after ARTICLE 43 and it was Voted, that 
this art icle be withdrawn. 

Article 10 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the Mini of one thon>and ($1000.00) dollars to be used for 

maintaining, repairing and improving Town Highways under the 
provision of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, on petition of the 
Board oi Public Works. 

I p<»n motion made l>\ Mr. While. a\m\ dnl\ seconded, it Was 

I oted, t<. raise and appropriate the sum of one thousand do!' 
$1000.00) to be used for maintaining, repairing and improving 
Town Highways under the provision of Chaptei 90 ol the < ieneral 
I aws. 



Article 11 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to build new sidewalks and appropriate the sum of 
twenty-five hundred ($2,500.00) dollars therefor, at the discretion 
of and on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mrs. Home, it was Voted, that article be laid 
on the table. 

Article 12 — -To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars to be used to 
hard-surface gravel roads which have been built with Federal 
Funds under the direction of and on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. O'Connell it was Voted, that the article be 
postponed to the next Annual Town Meeting. 

Article 13 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of four thousand ($4,000.00) dollars to be used for 
material supervision and truck hire, etc., in conjunction with 
Federal and town welfare labor which may be allotted, and to be 
spent in any Department at the discretion of and on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of four thousand ($4,000.) 
dollars to be used for material supervision and truck hire, etc., in 
conjunction with Federal and town welfare labor which may be 
allotted, and to be spent in any Department at the discretion of 
the Board of Public Works. 

Article 14 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to sell the old steam roller and to purchase a motor- 
driven roller with equipment and will appropriate the sum of 
five thousand ($5000.00) dollars from taxation and appropriate 
twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars from the road machinery 
fund and allow the price for the sale of the old steam roller to be 
applied as part payment for the new roller, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

Voted, that article be defeated. 

Article 15 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a pipe drilling machine and appro- 

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priate the sum of five hundred and fifty ($550.00) dollars there- 
for, and the price allowed lor the old drilling machine be used as 
part payment, for the new machine, on petition of the Board of 
Public Works. 

Article withdraw n. 

ARTICLE 16 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to purchase a material spreader and appropriate 
the sum of four hundred ($400.00) dollars therefor, on petition of 
the Hoard of Public Works. 

Article withdrawn. 

Article 17 — To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to repair the baseball and football bleachers at the 
central playstead and appropriate the sum of five hundred 
(S500.00) dollars therefor, on the petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Upon motion of Mr. White, and duly seconded, it was Voted, 
that article be accepted as read. 

Article 18 — To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of SI 20.00 to purchase from Sarah M. Burke ap- 
proximately 1050 square feet of land on the southwesterly corner 
of Shawsheen Road and Cuba Street for highway safety purposes. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Hardy and duly seconded, it was 
Voted: to raise and appropriate the sum of si iu.oo to purchase 
from Sarah M. Burke approximately 1050 square feet of land on 
the southwesterly corner of Shawsheen Road and Cuba Street 
lor highw ay safety purposes. 

ARTICLE 19 To sec if the town will accept as a Public Wa\ 

.mil name Moraine Street, as approved by the Board <>t Survey . 

laid out b\ the Board of Selectmen, and shown on plan entitled 

"Plan of Moraine Street, Andover, Mass," made January, 1941 
b\ Dana Clark, C.E. on petition of William Nicoll and others. 

1 |>on motion made l>\ Mr. Mi CO 11 and < 1 1 1 1 \ seconded, it Was 

Voted, to accept ,i> a Public Wa\ and name Moraine Street, as 
approved l>\ the Board <>i Survey, laid out 1>\ the Board "t & 
lectmen, and shown on plan entitled "Plan <>i Moraine Stn 
Andover, Mass." made January 1941, bj Dana Clark, ( I 



Article 20 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way Austin Avenue, as approved by the Board of Survey, laid out 
by the Board of Selectmen, and shown on plan entitled, "Plan 
Showing Proposed Street to St. Augustine Cemetery," dated 
October 23, 1941, Morse, Dickinson & Goodwin, Engineers, 
Haverhill, Mass., on petition of James D. Doherty and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Doherty and duly seconded, it was 
Voted: to accept as a public way Austin Avenue, as approved by 
the Board of Survey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and 
shown on plan entitled, "Plan Showing Proposed Street to St. 
Augustine Cemetery," dated October 23, 1941, Morse, Dickinson 
& Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

Article 21 — To see if the town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of thirteen hundred dollars ($1300.), such money to be 
used to bear a part of the cost of installation of protection appli- 
ances at the railroad crossing at Austin Avenue. The rest of the 
cost to be borne by the Boston & Maine Railroad and St. Augus- 
tine's Parish, on the petition of James D. Doherty and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Doherty and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of thirteen hundred dol- 
lars ($1300.), such money to be used to bear a part of the cost of 
installation of protection appliances at the railroad crossing at 
Austin Avenue, the rest of the cost to be borne by the Boston & 
Maine Railroad and St. Augustine's parish. 

Article 22 — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name Walker Avenue as approved by the Board of 
Survey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown on plan 
entitled "Acceptance Plan for Walker Avenue," dated October, 
1941, Morse, Dickinson & Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, 
Mass., on petition of Walter S. Walker and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. William C. Ford, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, to accept as a Public Way and name Walker Avenue 
as approved by the Board of Survey, laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen and shown on plan entitled "Acceptance Plan for 
Walker Avenue," dated October, 1941, Morse, Dickinson & 
Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Mass. 

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Article 23 — To see if the Town will vote to purchase of 

Walter S. Walker the water mains with appurtenances thereto 
belonging, now laid in Walker Avenue, provided the Town vote- 
to accept said road as a Public Way and to appropriate the sum 
of seven hundred two and 57/100 dollars ($702.57; for said pur- 
pose, on petition of Walter S. Walker and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. William C. Ford and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, to purchase of Walter S. Walker the water mains 
with appurtenances thereto belonging, now laid in Walker Aven- 
ue, and to appropriate the sum of seven hundred two and 57/100 
dollars ($702.57) for said purpose. 

Article 24 — To see if the town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way and name "Virginia Road" as approved by the Board of 
Survey, laid out by the Board of Selectmen, and shown on plan 
entitled "Acceptance Plan for Virginia Road," made September, 
1941, by John Franklin, C.E. Andover, Massachusetts, on peti- 
tion of Ruth T. Stevens and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Carl Stevens, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to accept as a Public Way and name "Virginia Road " 
as approved by the Board of Survey, laid out by the Board of 
Selectmen, and shown on plan entitled "Acceptance Plan for 
Virginia Road," made September, 1941, by John Franklin, C.E., 
Andover, Mass. 

Article 25 — To see if the town will vote to purchase of Ruth 
T, Stevens the water mains, with appurtenances thereto belong- 
ing, now laid in Virginia Road, provided the town votes to accept 
Baid road as a public way, and to appropriate the sum of seven 
hundred and fifty-six dollars and thirty-four cents ($756.34) for 
said purpose, on petition of Ruth T. Stevens and others. 

I p<>n motion made l>y Mr, Carl Stevens, ami dulj seconded, it 
was Voted, to purchase of Ruth T, Stevens the water mains, with 
appurtenances thereto belonging, now laid in Virginia Road, ami 
to appropriate the sum of seven hundred titt\ six dollars and 
thirty-four cents ($756.34) foi --aid purpose, 

Akin l l 26 'To see it the town will accept the completion ol 

Princeton Avenue, Shawsheen Heights, running south from 
Corbett Street to a point oi stone bound, as a public way and 

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shown on plan on file with the Board of Survey, dated January, 
1941, drawn by John Franklin, C.E. and referred to Annual 
Town Meeting. 
Article rejected. 

Article 27 — To see if the town will vote to purchase of George 
and Frank Cairns, the water mains with the appurtenances 
thereto belonging, now laid in said street known as Princeton 
Avenue, running southerly off Corbett Street, providing the 
town votes to accept said avenue as a public way and to appro- 
priate the sum of $1182.50 for said purpose, and referred to 
Annual Town Meeting. 

Article passed over. 

Article 28 — To see if the Town of Andover, Mass., will ac- 
cept as a public way and name, Lincoln Circle, three hundred 
feet running northerly from Shawsheen Road, and from north- 
west point running south a distance of 238.62 feet, plan on file 
with the Board of Survey, dated May 1940, drawn by Morse, 
Dickinson & Goodwin, C.E., on petition of George R. Cairns and 
others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Dow, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to accept as a public way and name Lincoln Circle three 
hundred and forty feet running northerly from Shawsheen Road, 
and from northwest point running south a distance of 238.62 
feet, plan on file with the Board of Survey, dated May, 1940, 
drawn by Morse, Dickinson & Goodwin, C.E. 

Article 29 — To see if the town will vote to purchase of 
George and Frank Cairns the water mains with appurtenances 
thereto belonging, now laid in said street known as Lincoln 
Circle, running northerly from Shawsheen Road, provided the 
town votes to accept said road as a public way and to appropriate 
the sum of one thousand, two hundred and sixty-eight dollars 
and seventy-five cents ($1,268.75) for said purpose, on petition 
of George and Frank Cairns and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Halbert Dow, and duly seconded , 
it was Voted, to purchase of George and Frank Cairns the water 
mains with appurtenances thereto belonging, now laid in said 
street known as Lincoln Circle, running northerly from Shaw- 

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sheen Road, the town having voted to accept said road as a pub- 
lic way, and to appropriate the sum of one thousand two hundred 
and sixty-eight dollars and seventy-five cents ($1268.75) for said 
purpose. 

Article 30 — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Public: 
Way, Castle Heights Road, so called, for a distance of 542 feet, 
westerly from the westerly line of North Main Street, approved 
by the Board of Survey, and laid out by the Board of Selectmen, 
and as shown on a plan with descriptions dated January 1942 as 
drawn by Morse, Dickinson, and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, 
Mass. on the petition of W. Shirley Barnard and others. 

Article postponed to the next Annual Town Meeting. 

Article 31 — To see if the Town will vote to purchase of the 
Noyes Whittier Corporation, the water mains with appurtenances 
thereto belonging, now laid in Castle Heights Road so-called, 
provided the Town votes to accept said road as a Public Way, 
and to appropriate the sum of seventeen hundred twenty dollars 
and 80/100 ($1,720.80) for said purpose on the petition of \\ . 
Shirley Barnard and others. 

Article postponed to the next Annual Town Meeting. 

ARTICLE 32 — To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Public 
Way, Joyce Terrace so-called, for a distance of 463 feet southerly 
from the southerly line of Castle Heights Road so-called ; approved 
by the Board of Survey and laid out by the Board of Selectmen . 
and as shown on a plan with descriptions dated January 1942 
as drawn by Morse, Dickinson and ( ioodwin, Hngineers, Haverhill, 
Mass., on petition of \\ . Shirley Barnard and others. 

l fpon motion of Mr. Hardy it was Voted, that Article be strick- 
en from t he warrant . 

Akin i i 33 To see if the Town will vote to purchase ^i the 
Noyes \\ hit tier Corporation, the water mains with appurtenances 
thereto belonging, now laid in Joyce retrace, so called, provided 
the Tow n votes to accept said road as a Public Way , and to appro 
priate the mud ol twelve hundred fiftj four dollars and 5 c > ion 
($1,254.59) toi said purpose, on petition ol \\ . Shirle) Barnard 

and Othei B. 



Upon motion of Mr. Winslow it was Voted, that Article be 
stricken from the warrant. 

Article 34 — To see if the Town will place all Town employees 
under Civil Service as provided for in Section 47, Chapter 31, of 
the General Laws, on petition of James K. Sparks and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. O'Connell it was Voted, that Article be 
postponed to the next Annual Town Meeting. 

Article 35 — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of River 
Road and Brundrett Avenue along Brundrett Avenue a distance 
of sixteen hundred feet to the property of Jacob Shlakis and ap- 
propriate the sum of two thousand, five hundred and eighty-five 
($2,585.00) dollars therefor, providing W.P.A. labor is available, 
on petition of Alghi Shlakis and others. 

Article 35 — disapproved. 

Article 36 — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the corner of Brund- 
rett Avenue and River Road along Brundrett Avenue to the 
property of Mr. Henry Robidoux and appropriate the sum of 
thirteen hundred ($1,300.00) dollars therefor, providing W.P.A. 
labor is available on petition of Henry Robidoux and others. 

Article 36 — disapproved. 

Article 37 — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main from the dead end on 
Vine Street along Vine Street a distance of eight hundred and 
thirty-two feet and appropriate the sum of nineteen hundred 
eighty dollars ($1980.00) therefor, providing W.P.A. labor is 
available, on petition of Edward A. Doyle and others. 

No motion being made, Article 37 is rejected. 

Article 3S> — To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to extend the water main on Hidden Road from the 
dead end near the property of Mr. Arthur W. Bassett along 
Hidden Road to the corner of Sunset Rock Road thence along 
Sunset Rock Road to the dead end near the property of Mr. V. E. 
Nunez and appropriate the sum of three thousand ($3,000.00) 

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dollars therefor, providing W.P.A. labor is available, on petition 
of Mr. Arthur W. Bassett and others. 
Article is rejected. 

Article 39 — To see if the town will vote to change the policy 
of handling the matter of street lighting, on the petition of Elmer 
J. Grover and others. 

Upon motion of Mr. Brimer it was Voted, Resolved that the 
functions heretofore performed by the Street Lighting Committee 
of the Town be and are hereby transferred to the Board of Public 
Works, and the Street Lighting Committee is dissolved. 

Article 40--To see if the Town will accept a total of $2615.25 
received in 1941 for the perpetual care of lots in Spring Grove 
Cemetery and the custody of perpetual care funds from the 
trustees of these cemeteries: South Church S75.00, Christ Church 
$200.00, and West Parish Church $93.43, on petition of Thaxter 
Katon, Treasurer. 

Article 40 — adopted as read. 

Article 41 — To see if the Town will vote to accept the be- 
quest of the late Samuel Raymond amounting to S4 193.40 in 
cash, and a real estate mortgage of uncertain worth, "to create a 
fund to be a perpetual charity, known as the Walter Landor 
Raymond Fund, which shall always be in the charge and care of 
the town treasurer for the time being, the income of which shall be 
distributed to and among worthy poor persons in said town who 
shall be designated by the Overseers of the Boor, and who shall 
not be inmates of any charitable institution. And in this distribu- 
tion, the soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, and any and all 
future wars, their widows and descendants, shall be preferred to 

other needy persons," on petition of the Town Treasurer. 

Article 41 Voted, a- read. 

Voted, that Articles 12, 13 and 14 be taken up after Article \S. 

Article 42 To see if the Town will vote to accept the bequest 
oi the late Emily 1' . Raymond, amounting to $1 3< nc sixth 

part ol the income when the fund shall amount to $1500, t<> be 
expended annually lor the »aie oi the Sanmel Raymond biuial 



lot in the Spring Grove Cemetery and the plot of ground adjacent 
to it on the southerly side, one third for the care and improvement 
of the Soldiers' Lot in said cemetery, and one half as an addition 
to the income of the Walter L. Raymond Fund for worthy poor 
persons, on petition of the Town Treasurer. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to accept the bequest as read. 

Article 43 — To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that all unexpended balances be turned into the treasury 
except the following: 

Art. 1 (Dec. '41) Civilian Defense (Selectmen) $11,11.5.64 
Art. 2 (Dec. '41) B. PAY. truck and winch 6,050.00 

Art. 3, 4 (Dec. '41) Civilian Defense (B.P.YY.) 1,577.00 
Art. 13 Chapter 90-Highway work .44 

Art. 19 W.P.A. materials and truck hire 92 . 53 

Art. 20 River Road 1,122.52 

Art. 10 (1937) River Road 3,807 . 17 

Art. 24 Sander Property Purchase 669.87 

(for waste disposal) 
That $22,000. free cash be transferred to the Reserve Fund. 
That SI 5, 000. free cash be voted the Assessors to reduce the 
1942 Tax Rate. 

Article 44 — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Upon motion made by Mr. YVinslow, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that the reports of the Town Officers be accepted and 
placed on file. 

Article 45 — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, that the Selectmen be instructed to lay out no way neces- 
sitating any payment by the Town as a reimbursement for ex- 
pense incurred in the construction of a street sidewalk, curb, 
drain, or water or sewer installation, and that no layout of a street, 

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new or old, be presented to the Town for acceptance calling for 
any payment to abutters, and that, it is the policy of the Town ol 
Andover to accept no street until it is complete with the neces- 
sary drains, sidewalks, curbs, sewer and water installations, and 
that the road bed is in condition satisfactory to the Board of 
Public Works. (Unanimous vote.) 

Upon motion made by Mr. Doyle, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to adjourn. 

The meeting was adjourned at 10.20 P.M. 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meeting. 



Attest. 



GEORGE II. WINSLOW, 

Town Clerk 






Special Town Meeting 

AUGUST 21, 1942 



Agreeably to a warrant signed by the Selectmen, August 13th, 
1942, the inhabitants of the Town of Andover met and assembled 
at the Memorial Auditorium on Friday, August 21st, 1942 at 
7.30 o'clock P.M. 

The meeting was called to order by Moderator Frederick 
Butler at 7.30. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Elton E. Smith, 
Pastor of the Baptist Church and was followed by salute to the 
American flag. 

Voted, to admit School Superintendent Edward I. Erickson to 
the meeting. 

Roy E. Hardy, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, after very 
appropriate remarks, presented an Emblem of Honor with five 
stars designating five sons in service to Mrs. John Deyermond. 
The sons are: Sgt. William J. Deyermond, Company B. Force 
6814-A, U.S. Army, A.P.O. 502, Care Postmaster, San Francisco, 
California; Sgt. Calvin Coolidge Deyermond, 901st Quarter 
Master Co., Dow Field, Bangor, Maine; Corp. Warren Harding 
Deyermond, Drill Instructor, 6th Battalion Marine Barracks, 
Parris Island, South Carolina; James Wallace Deyermond, Acting 
First Gunner's Mate, U.S. S. Swanson, O. Division, Care Post- 
master, N.Y.C.; Pvt. Robert Victor Deyermond, Drill Instructor, 
Platoon 452, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, 
So. Carolina. 

The Warrant and Constable's return was read by the Town 
Clerk: 

Andover, August 21, 1942 
Essex, s.s. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less than 
five other public places where bills and notices are usually posted 

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and by publication in the Andover Townsman, Said warrants 

have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE SPARKS, Constable 

Article 1 To see it' the town will vote to instruct the School 
Committee to rescind their recent action in closing the Bradlee, 
North and West ('enter Schools, on petition of William J, Rile} 

and others. 

Voted, that the School Committee rescind their recent action 
and re-open the three schools they voted to close. 

The vote was taken standing and counted: Yes — 270. No 80. 

ARTICLE 2 — To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 

Voted, a rising vote of appreciation to the School Committee. 

Voted, at 8.50 P.M. that the meeting be dissolved. 

The foregoing is a tine record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, 

Town Clerk 






State Primary 

SEPTEMBER 15, 1942 



WARRANT 
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Essex, ss. 

to either of the constables of the town of andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Primaries to meet in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five and Six, viz: The Town Hall in Precinct One; the Square 
and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Shawsheen School, 
Shawsheen Milage, in Precinct Three; The Andover Grange Hall 
in Precinct Four; the Old School House, Ballardvale, in Precinct 
Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips Street, in Precinct Six, in 
said Andover, on Tuesday, the Fifteenth day of September, 1942 
at 8.00 o'clock A.M., for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Nomina- 
tion of Candidates of Political Parties for the following offices : 

Governor for this Commonwealth. 
Lieutenant Governor for this Commonwealth. 
Secretary of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 
Treasurer and Receiver-General for this Commonwealth. 
Auditor of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 
Attorney General for this Commonwealth. 
Senator in Congress for this Commonwealth. 
Representative in Congress for the Fifth Congressional District. 
Councillor for the Fifth Councillor District. 
Senator for the Fourth Essex Senatorial District. 
Three Rrepresentatives in General Court for the Fourth Essex 
Representative District. 

District Attorney for Eastern District. 

Register of Probate and Insolvency for Essex County. 

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County Commissionei foi Essex County. 
County Treasurer for Essex County. 

The polls will be open from 8.00 A.M. to 7.00 P.M. 
Hereof fail not and make return of this warranl with your 
doings thereon at the time and places of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this Tw en t y-lonrt h day ol August, 

\ I ) 1 ( M > 

" ROY E. HARDY 

J. EVERETT COLLINS 

EDWARD P. HALL 

Selectmen of Andover 

Andover. September 15. \ { )\1 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
( Constables of I he Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 

of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
Stated in said warrant , by posting a true and attested D >py of the 
same on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and l>y publication in The Andover Townsman. Said 
warrants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE \. SPARKS, Constable 

At a legal meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover 
qualified to vote in Primaries, convened in the designated and 
appointed polling places in said Andover on the Fifteenth day of 
September, 1942 at s.oo A.M. agreeably to the requirements ol 
the foregoing warrant, the) did bring in their votes a- follows 

REPUBLICAN PARTY 

GOVERNOR 
Pre* tin is 
1 2 3 4 5 6 

sos 112 127 ill 56 L66 Leverett Saltonstall 

16 9 \2 lo lo Blanks Bl 

LIEUTEN W l < .< >\ I RNOR 

296 101 123 1 1 l 55 163 Horace r. Cahill 
31 21 13 9 11 is Blanks 98 

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SECRETARY 

Precincts 
1 2 3 4 5 6 

296 113 124 115 58 163 Frederic W. Cook 869 

31 15 12 8 8 13 Blanks 











TREASURER 




160 


56 


51 


51 


30 88 Laurence Curtis 


436 


36 


15 


17 


12 


8 25 Edgar A. French 


113 


37 


20 


26 


21 


11 23 Sybil H. Holmes 


138 


14 


4 


7 


6 


3 6 Richard E. Johnston 


40 


19 


5 


14 


10 


3 8 Wallace E. Stearns 


59 


61 


28 


21 


23 


11 26 Blanks 
AUDITOR 


170 


281 


105 


125 


107 


55 161 Russell A. Wood 


834 


46 


23 


11 


16 


11 15 Blanks 


122 








ATTORNEY GENERAL 




288 


116 


126 


112 


58 164 Robert T. Bushnell 


864 


39 


12 


10 


11 


8 12 Blanks 


92 








SENATOR IN CONGRESS 




276 


100 


120 


109 


51 123 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 


779 


18 


13 


10 


4 


4 45 Courtenay Crocker 


94 


33 


15 


6 


10 


11 8 Blanks 


83 






CONGRESSMAN— FIFTH DISTRICT 




296 


118 


126 


108 


60 158 Edith Nourse Rogers 


866 


10 


3 


8 


12 


3 12 Harry L. Caldwell 


48 


21 


7 


2 


3 


3 6 Blanks 


42 






COUNCILLOR— FIFTH DISTRICT 




124 


40 


55 


48 


31 58 Samuel R. Bailey 


356 


92 


39 


32 


32 


13 38 Washington Cook 


246 


29 


13 


26 


15 


5 35 William H. McSweeney 


123 


82 


36 


23 


28 


17 45 Blanks 


231 



SENATOR— FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 

261 104 117 105 49 150 Benjamin B. Priest 786 

66 24 19 18 17 26 Blanks 170 

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REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COURT 
FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 
Precincts 



1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 






303 


118 


126 


116 


63 


167 


J. Everetl Collins 


893 


164 


57 


62 


57 


34 


84 


Ralph H. Hill 


458 


183 


65 


66 


70 


28 


91 


Alyce L. Schlapp 


503 


72 


26 


50 


46 


23 


44 


Carl A. Woekel 


261 


259 


118 


104 


80 


50 


142 


Blanks 


753 




DISTRICT 


ATTORNEY 


EASTERN DISTRICT 




247 


96 


109 


99 


47 


145 


Hugh A. Cregg 


743 


80 


32 


27 


24 


19 


31 


Blanks 


213 



REGISTER OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY 
ESSEX COUNTY 

245 99 103 102 51 145 William F. Shanahan 7 15 

82 29 33 21 15 31 Blanks 211 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER— ESSEX COUNTY 

128 49 45 42 31 32 C. F. Nelson Pratt 527 

165 62 85 75 27 131 James D. Bentley 545 

34 17 6 6 8 13 Blanks 84 

COUNTY TREASURER ESSEX COUNTY 

276 113 121 110 54 155 Harold E. Thurston 829 

51 15 15 13 12 21 Blanks 127 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY 
GOVERNOR 

15 19 16 7 15 S Francis E, Kelly 80 

2 1 36 17 13 12 20 Roger I.. Putnam 122 

2 3 2 11 1 Blanks 10 

MM II \ \\ r ( iOVERNOR 
31 36 25 1 7 23 2^ John C Can 157 

10 22 lo 1 5 I Blanks 



1 

16 
4 

12 
9 


2 

33 
6 
6 

13 


Precincts 

3 4 

20 6 

5 3 

1 8 

9 4 


SECRETARY 

5 6 
14 18 Joseph J. Buckley 
4 5 Leo A. Gosselin 
8 3 John D. O'Brien 
2 3 Blanks 


107 

27 
38 
40 










TREASURER 




9 

13 
5 
6 
8 


11 

24 

9 

1 

13 


5 
20 

5 

5 


6 

11 

2 

2 


8 6 
14 17 
3 1 
2 
1 5 


Thomas E. Barry 
Francis X. Hurley 
William F. Hurley 
John F. Welch 
Blanks 


45 
99 
25 
9 
34 










AUDITOR 




21 

7 
13 


42 

7 
9 


27 
4 
4 


12 
6 
3 


19 23 
8 3 
1 3 


Thomas J. Buckley 
Leo D. Walsh 
Blanks 


144 

35 
33 








ATTORNEY 


GENERAL 




27 
14 


36 

22 


25 
10 


15 
6 


20 22 
8 7 


James E. Agnew 
Blanks 


145 
67 








SENATOR IN 


CONGRESS 




14 

16 

3 

8 


32 
2 

13 
6 

5 


14 

3 
14 

2 
2 


9 

9 

2 
1 


13 13 
3 1 
8 8 
2 4 

2 3 


Joseph E. Casey 
Daniel H. Coakley 
John F. Fitzgerald 
Joseph Lee 
Blanks 


95 
9 
68 
19 
21 






CONGRESSMAN— FIFTH DISTRICT 




41 


58 


35 


21 


1 

1 
27 28 


John H. McDonald 
Henry W 7 . Piatt 
Blanks 


1 

1 

210 






COUNCILLOR— FIFTH DISTRICT 




26 

15 


39 
19 


27 
8 


16 

5 


21 21 
7 8 


James A. Donovan 
Blanks 


150 
62 



40 



SENATOR— FOl T RTH ESSEX DISTRICT 
Precincts 
1 2 3 4 5 6 

41 58 35 21 28 29 Blanks 212 

REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COURT 
FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 



21 


29 

1 

1 


22 


14 20 


18 
1 


Herbert B. Bower 
John James Costello 
Carl Woekel 
William L. McDonald 


124 

1 
1 
1 


102 


143 


83 


49 64 


68 


Blanks 


509 




DISTRICT ATTORNEY- 


-EASTERN DISTRICT 




18 


27 


15 


11 10 


10 


Hugh A Cregg 


91 


11 


14 


16 


3 6 


5 


John T. Coan 


55 


9 


12 


4 


5 8 


11 

1 


Joseph B. Harrington 
John James Costello 


49 

1 


3 


5 




2 4 


2 


Blanks 


16 



REGISTER OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY 
ESSEX COUNTY 

27 39 22 14 20 27 William F. Shanahan 149 

14 19 13 7 8 2 Blanks 63 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER— ESSEX COUNTY 

28 37 21 15 20 24 Michael F. Conway 145 

13 21 14 6 8 5 Blanks 67 

COUNTY TREASURER ESSEX COUNTY 

27 35 21 15 21 23 William G. Hennessej 142 

14 2A 14 6 7 r, Blanks 70 

TOTAL VOTE 

327 128 13(5 123 66 176 REPUBLICAN 5>56 

U 58 35 21 2X 29 DEM( h'KA TIC M ! 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

September 15, 1942 
Polls opened at 8 A.M. Warden in charge Rowland L. Luce. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed Rep. 327; Dem. 
41. Number of ballots received Rep. 1297; Dem. 469. Number 
of ballots returned Rep. 970; Dem. 428. Number of ballots 
cast Rep. 327; Dem. 41. Police officer on duty John Campbell. 
Voted to count ballots at 2.30 P.M. 

PATRICK J. BARRETT, Acting Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

September 15, 1942 
Polls opened at 8 A.M. Warden in charge Mark M. Keene. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed, Rep. 128; Dem. 58 
(186). Number of Rep. ballots received 838. Number of 
ballots returned 710. Number of Dem. ballots received, 831. 
Number of Dem. ballots returned 773. Police officer on duty 
William McCarthy. Voted to count ballots at 2.15 P.M. 

NORMAN K. MacLEISH, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

September 15, 1942 
Polls opened at 8 A.M. Warden in charge, Stafford A. Lindsay. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed, Rep. 136; Dem. 
35 (171). Number of Rep. ballots received 1095. Number of Rep. 
ballots returned 959. Number of Dem. ballots received 421. 
Number of Dem. ballots returned 386. Police officer on duty, 
Joseph E. O'Brien. Voted to count ballots at 9.15 A.M. 

MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

September 15, 1942 

Polls opened at 8 A.M. Warden in charge, George W. Disbrow. 

Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 

7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 144. Rep. 123; 

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Dem. 21. Number of Rep. ballots received 579. Number of Rep. 
ballots returned 456. Number of Dem. ballots received 322. 
Number of Dem. ballots returned 301. Police officer on duty 
Joseph A. Davis. Voted to count ballots at 7 P.M. 

JOHN F. GOLDEN, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK -PRECINCT FIVE 

September 15, 1042 

Polls opened at 8 A.M. Warden in charge, Clester E. Mat- 
thews. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 94. Rep 66; 
Dem. 28. Number of Rep. ballots received 527. Number of Rep. 
ballots returned 461. Number of Dem. ballots received 256. 
Number of Dem. ballots returned 228. Police officer on duty 
( .eorge N. Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 6 P.M. 

ARTHUR L. MARION, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT SIX 

September 15, 1942 
Polls opened at 8 A.M. Warden in charge, Carl N. Lindsay. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 205; Rep. 176, 
Dem 29. Number of Rep. ballots received 987. Number of Rep. 
ballots returned 811. Number of Dem. ballots received 2()2. 
Number of Dem. ballots returned 233. Police officer on duty, 
George Duf ton. Voted to count ballots at 4 P.M. 

JOSEPH A. LYNCH, Clerk 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the true 
officers' ret urn on the same, also a true record ^i the doings of 
the meeting. 

Attest: 

GEORGE 11. WINSLOW. Town Clerk 



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STATE PRIMARY— RECOUNT 
September 23, 1942 

The Board of Registrars of Voters met at 7 o'clock in the 
evening of September 23, 1942 for the purpose of re-counting 
Republican votes cast for County Commissioner at the State 
Primary held September 15, 1942, the petition for said recount 
having been filed in behalf of C. F. Nelson Pratt. 

Notice of said meeting were sent according to law to all can- 
didates. 

The ballots were carefully examined and votes counted and 
totalled as follows: 



REPUBLICAN COUNTY COMMISSIONER 
ESSEX COUNTY 

Recount 







Precincts 










1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 




Ttls. 


128 


48 


45 


42 


31 


32 


C. F. Nelson Pratt 


326 


165 


63 


86 


75 


27 


131 


James D. Bentley 


547 


34 


17 


5 


6 


8 


13 


Blanks 


83 












Original 




128 


49 


45 


42 


31 


32 


C. F. Nelson Pratt 


327 


165 


62 


85 


75 


27 


131 


James D. Bentley 


545 


34 


17 


6 


6 


8 


13 


Blanks 


84 



Length of session, 2 hours. 
A true record : 



Attest: 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 



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State Election 

NOVEMBER 3, 1942 



WARRANT 
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

ESSEX, SS. 

to either ok the constables of the town of andover, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified 
to vote in Elections to meet in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five and Six, viz: The Central Fire Station in Precinct One; The 
Square and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; The Store at 350 
North Main Street, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; The 
Andover Grange Hall in Precinct Four; The Old School House, 
Ballardvale, in Precinct Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips 
Street, in Precinct Six, in said Andover, on Tuesday, the third 
day of November, 1942 at 7:00 o'clock A.M., for the following 
purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Election Officers for the Election 
of the following officers: 

Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Lieutenant Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Secretary of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 

Treasurer and Receiver-General for this Commonwealth. 

Auditor of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 

Attorney General for this Commonwealth. 

Senator in Congress for this Commonwealth. 

Representative in Congress for the Fifth Congressional Dis- 
trict. 

Councillor for the Fifth Councillor District. 

Senator for the Fourth Essex Senatorial 1 >ist rict . 

Three Representatives in General Court for the Fourth I ssex 
Representative I >istriet. 

District Attorney for Eastern District. 

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Register of Probate and Insolvency for Essex County. 

County Commissioner for Essex County. 

County Treasurer for Essex County. 

Also to vote YES or NO on the following questions : 

Question No. 1 

LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION 

Shall the proposed measure which provides that the present 
statutes which make it a crime punishable by fine or imprison- 
ment knowingly to advertise, print, publish, distribute or cir- 
culate any matter containing reference to any person from whom 
or place where any drug, instrument or means whatever, or any 
advice or information may be obtained, for the purpose of pre- 
venting pregnancy, or to sell, lend, give away, exhibit, offer or 
advertise any drug, medicine, instrument or other article for the 
prevention of conception, or to write or print information of any 
kind stating when, where, how, of whom, or by what means such 
article can be obtained, or to manufacture or make such article, 
shall not apply to treatment or prescription given to married 
persons for protection of life or health by or under the direction 
of registered physicians nor to teaching in chartered medical 
schools nor to publication or sale of medical treatises or journals, 
which was disapproved in the House of Representatives by a 
vote of 77 in the affirmative and 133 in the negative and in the 
Senate by a vote of 16 in the affirmative and 18 in the negative, 
be approved? YES NO 

Also to vote YES or NO on the following : 

1. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
all alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines 
and all other alcoholic beverages) ? YES NO 

2. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein 
of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other 
malt beverages)? YES NO 

3. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of 
all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on 
the premises? YES NO 

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Also to vole YES or NO on t he following: 

1. Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed horse 
races be permitted in this county? YES NO 

2. Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed dog 
races be permitted in this county? YES NO 

All the above candidates and questions are to be voted for 
upon one ballot. 

The polls will be open from 7 :00 A.M. to 7 :()() P.M. 
Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and places of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this nineteenth day of October, A.D., 
1942. 

ROY E. HARDY 

J. PLVERETT COLLINS 

EDWARD P. HALL 

Selectmen of And over 



Andover, November 3, L942 
Essex, ss. 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the 
( Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the inhabitants 
of said town, to meet at the time and places and for the purposes 
stated in said warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the 
same, on the Town House, on each Schoolhouse and in no less 
than five other public places where bills and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman. Said war- 
rants have been posted and published seven days. 

GEORGE \. SPARKS. Constable 



\\ a legal meeting ol the inhabitants ol the [*own ol Andover 
qualified to vote in Elections at the designated polling place- in 
Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, Five ~wu\ Six in said Andovei 
on the third daj ol November, 1942 at 7:00 o'clock A.M. agree 
ablj to the requirements of the foregoing warrant the^ did bring 
in their vote as follow b: 













GOVE 








Precincts 










1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 






247 


373 


200 


137 


115 


96 


Roger L. Putnam (D) 


1168 


789 


478 


611 


307 


229 


575 


Leverett Saltonstall (R) 


2989 


1 


1 


1 






2 


Henning A. Blomen (SLP) 


5 


1 


2 


1 




1 


1 


Otis A. Hood (C) 


6 


1 




4 


1 




2 


Joseph Massidda (SP) 


8 






1 


1 


1 




Guy S. Williams (P) 


3 


20 


14 


14 


5 


5 


2 


Blanks 


60 








LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 




782 


470 


605 


302 


224 


566 


Horace T. Cahill (R) 


2949 


224 


341 


193 


125 


113 


87 


John C. Carr (D) 


1083 


4 


5 


3 


3 


1 


8 


Walter S. Hutchins (SP) 


24 




2 


3 


2 


1 


2 


George L. McGlynn (SLP) 


10 


3 


1 


5 


6 


3 


2 


E. Frank Searle (P) 


20 


46 


49 


23 


13 


9 


13 


Blanks 


153 



SECRETARY 

228 338 197 125 105 90 Joseph J. Buckley (D) 1083 

786 475 602 300 230 558 Frederic W. Cook (R) 2951 

2 4 2 5 2 3 Bernard G. Kelly (SLP) 18 

112 2 12 Abbie L. Tebbets (P) 9 

12 2 6 Peter Wartiainen, Jr. (SP) 11 

41 48 27 19 13 19 Blanks 167 

TREASURER 



748 


447. 


574 


293 


219 


546 


Laurence Curtis (R) 


2827 


263 


364 


222 


130 


117 


96 


Francis X. Hurley (D) 


1192 


1 


4 


3 


5 


1 


2 


Martha E. Geer (P) 


16 






1 


3 




1 


Gote Elvel Palmquist (SLP) 


5 


3 


2 


2 


1 




4 


Anders H. Swenson (SP) 


12 


44 


51 


30 


19 


14 


29 


Blanks 


187 












AUDITOR 




57 


361 


225 


130 


118 


140 


Thomas J. Buckley (D) 


1231 


43 


437 


558 


290 


219 


492 


Russell A. Wood (R) 


2739 


1 


4 


4 


3 


2 


3 


Herbert Crabtree (SLP) 


17 




1 


4 


3 


1 


3 


Ethel J. Prince (P) 


12 


58 


65 


41 


25 


11 


40 


Blanks 


240 



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ATTORNEY GENERA] 







Prei 


incis 










1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 






186 


293 


143 


116 


100 


70 


James E. Agnew (I >) 


90S 


828 


513 


658 


312 


236 


582 


Robert T. Bushnell (R) 


3129 


1 


2 


2 


1 


2 


3 


Charles F. Danlortli (P) 


11 






1 


4 




1 


Fred E. Oelcher (SLP) 


6 


1 


• 1 


2 






2 


Howard Penley (SP) 


6 



13 59 26 18 13 20 Blanks 179 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS (all ballots) 



234 


y^i 


201 


114 


108 


184 


Joseph E. Casey (D) 


1194 


788 


478 


612 


313 


233 


478 


Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) 


2902 


2 


1 


3 


4 




1 


Horace I. Hillis (SLP) 


11 


2 


3 


1 


4 




2 


George I. Paine (SP) 


12 


1 




2 




1 


2 


George I. Thompson (P) 


6 


^ 


^ 


13 


16 


9 


11 


Blanks 


115 



Only one Official War Ballot was cast for Senator Henry Cabot 

Lodge, Jr., which is included in the above total. 

CONGRESSMAN— FIFTH DISTRICT (all ballots 

909 643 708 362 297 620 Edith Nourse Rogers (R) 3539 

151 225 124 89 54 58 Blanks 701 

Only one Official War Ballot was cast for Congressman Edith 
Nourse Rogers, which is included in the above total. 

COUNCILLOR FIFTH DISTRICT 

358 120 347 162 136 195 James A. Donovan D 1618 

616 3(>5 438 243 194 43o William H. McSweenej R 2286 

85 S3 47 lo 21 53 Blanks 

SE NATOR FOURTH I SSI X DISTRIC l 

203 289 l ( )l 122 loo 91 William N. Grandin l> 996 

759 458 577 289 222 512 Benjamin P.. Priest R 
( >7 121 M lo 29 15 Blanks 



REPRESENTATIVES IN GENERAL COURT 
FOURTH ESSEX DISTRICT 

Precincts 



1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 






155 


231 


155 


97 


82 


87 


Herbert B. Bower (D) 


807 


850 


562 


661 


346 


259 


586 


J. Everett Collins (R) 


3264 


201 


296 


202 


106 


90 


134 


John James Costello (D) 


1029 


623 


371 


534 


235 


171 


407 


Ralph H. Hill (R) 


2341 


631 


361 


479 


243 


171 


425 


Alyce L. Schlapp (R) 


2310 


717 


783 


465 


326 


280 


395 


Blanks 


2966 



DISTRICT ATTORNEY— EASTERN DISTRICT 

624 373 474 252 192 435 Hugh A. Cregg (R) 2350 

340 416 308 158 133 173 Joseph B. Harrington (D) 1528 

95 79 50 41 26 70 Blanks 361 



REGISTER OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY 
ESSEX COUNTY 

780 550 614 321 243 524 William F. Shanahan (R-D) 3032 

1 Rowland L. Luce 1 

278 318 218 130 108 154 Blanks 1206 



756 


462 


589 304 


220 


530 


James D. Bentley (R) 


2861 


217 


297 


185 111 


105 


89 


Michael F. Conway (D) 


1004 


86 


109 


58 36 


26 


59 


Blanks 


374 






COUNTY 


TREASURER— ESSEX COUNTY 




248 


307 


215 124 


117 


106 


William G. Hennessey (D) 


1117 


715 


436 


559 283 


204 


501 


Harold L. Thurston (R) 


2698 


96 


125 


58 44 


30 


71 


Blanks 


424 



Question No. 1 

BIRTH CONTROL 

528 297 435 207 150 416 YES 2033 

366 413 310 134 141 174 NO 1538 

165 158 87 110 60 88 BLANKS 668 

50 



1— ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES 







Precincts 




1 


2 


3 


4 


5 6 


525 


534 


521 


277 


185 321 YLS 


378 


205 


203 


110 


119 275 NO 


156 


129 


108 


64 


47 82 BLANKS 






2- 


-WINKS AND MALT BEVERAGES 


5 IS 


519 


528 


288 


185 365 YES 


326 


186 


165 


84 


99 211 NO 


190 


163 


139 


79 


67 102 BLANKS 
3— PACKAGES 


609 


557 


541 


290 


193 411 YES 


265 


161 


152 


87 


91 164 NO 


185 


150 


139 


74 


67 103 BLANKS 






BETTING LICENSED HORSE RACES 


594 


390 


378 


185 


169 228 YES 


461 


264 


323 


173 


125 351 NO 


204 


214 


131 


93 


57 99 BLANKS 



2363 
1290 

586 



2428 

1071 
7U) 



2601 
920 

718 



17 14 

1697 

798 



BETTING—LICENSED DOG RACES 

335 342 508 163 148 178 YES 1474 

494 505 361 181 131 389 NO 1861 

230 221 163 107 72 111 BLANKS 904 

REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT ONE 

Andover, November 3, I'M. 1 

Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Rowland L. Luo 
Ballot l»»\ registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 P.M. Ballot lx>\ registered when polls closed 1063, Ballot box 
skipped 3, Number of ballots received 1 928. War ballot I. Number 
<»i ballots returned 869. Absentee ballots if> Number <>t ballots 
cast 1043. Police I Ifficei on duty John Campbell. Voted to count 
ballots .ii 8.15 A.M. 

JOSEPH W McNALLY, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

Andover, November 3, 1942 

Polls opened at 7 A.M. Warden in charge, Mark Keane. Ballot 
box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 7 P.M. 
Ballot box registered when polls closed 868. Number of ballots 
received 1872. Number of ballots returned 1004. Number of bal- 
lots cast 868. Police Officer on duty Joseph E. O'Brien. Voted to 

count ballots at 8.30 A.M. xt^t™ * A tvt t ^ ™ T t-to TT ^i i 

NORMAN K. MacLEISH, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT THREE 

Andover, November 3, 1942 

Polls opened at 7:00 A.M. Warden in charge, Stafford A. Lind- 
say. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 :00 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 832. Number of 
ballots received 1784 plus 7 A.B., 1791. Number of ballots re- 
turned, 959. Number of ballots cast, 832. Police Officer on duty, 
James Walker. Voted to count ballots at 8.25 A.M. 

MICHAEL A. BURKE, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

Andover, November 3, 1942 

Polls opened at 7:00 A.M. Warden in charge, George W. Dis- 
brow. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 7 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 451. Number of 
ballots received 888. Number of ballots returned 447. Number of 
ballots cast 451. Police Officer on duty E. Burke Thornton. 
Voted to count ballots at 10:10 A.M. Absent voters, 10. 

ALFRED L. CARTER, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FIVE 

Andover, November 3, 1942 

Polls opened at 7:00 A.M. Warden in charge, Clester E. Mat- 
thews. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 7 :00 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 352. Number 
of ballots received 802 plus 8 A.V., 810. Number of ballots re- 
turned 459. Number of ballots cast 351. Police Officer on duty, 
George N. Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 11 :00 A.M. 

EUGENE A. ZALLA, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK PRECINCT SIX 

Andover, November 3, 1942 

Polls opened at 7:00 A.M. Warden in charge, Llewellyn I). 
Pomeroy. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Poll- 
closed at 7:00 P.M. Ballot box registered when polls closed 678. 
Number of ballots received 1399 plus 15 A.V. Number of ballots 
returned 735 plus 1 void. Number of ballots cast 663 plus 15 
A. \\, 678. Police Officer on duty George Dufton. Voted to count 
ballots at 8:30 A.M. 

JOSEPH A. LYNCH, Clerk 

The foregoing is a true copy of the warrant and of the officers' 
return on the same, also a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

GEORGE II. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 






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54 



Report of the Town Clerk 



To The Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report of the office of the Town Clerk for 

the year 1942. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the close 
of registration October 14, 1942 was 6318 by precincts as follows: 

1 1459 

2 1 344 

3 1255 

4 673 

5 568 

6 1019 



6318 



VITAL STATISTICS 



Nuin her of births recorded 






is 


Males 




25 




Females 




23 




Number of deaths recorded 






144 


Males 




63 




Females 




81 




Number of marriages recorded 






142 


Respect i 


ully 


submitted, 




GEORG1 


I 11. 


WINSLOW, 


Town Clerk 






Report of Director of Accounts 

March 11, 1942 
To the Board of Selectmen 
Mr. Howell F. Shepard, Chairman 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and ac- 
counts of the town of Andover for the year ending December 31, 
1941, made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, 
General Laws. This is in the form of a report made to me by 
Mr. Herman B. Dine, Assistant Director of Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

Theodore N. Waddell, 

Director of Accounts 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 

Sir: 

As directed by you, I have made an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Andover for the fiscal year ending De- 
cember 31, 1941, and report as follows thereon: 

The financial transactions, as recorded on the books of the 
several departments receiving or disbursing money for the town 
or committing bills for collection, were examined and checked for 
the period covered by the audit. 

The books and accounts in the accountant's office were ex- 
amined and checked in detail. The general and appropriation 
ledger accounts were analyzed and proved. The recorded receipts 
were compared with the treasurer's cash book, w r hile the pay- 
ments, as entered, were checked with the treasurer's cash book 
and with the treasury warrants. The appropriations and transfers, 
as recorded on the ledger, were checked with the town clerk's 
records of town meeting votes. The approved vouchers and pay- 
rolls on file were examined for legal requirements, a trial balance 

56 



was taken off, and a balance sheet, Bhowing the financial condi- 
tion of the town on December 31, 1941, was prepared and is ap- 
pended to this report. 

'The books and accounts of the town treasurer were examined 

and cheeked. The recorded receipts were analyzed and compared 
with the records in the several departments in which money was 
collected for the town or in which charges originated, with the 

other sources from which money was paid into the town treasury, 
and with the accountant's books. The recorded payments were 
checked with the warrants authorizing the disbursements of tow n 
funds and with t ho records in the accountant's office. 

The treasurer's cash book footings were verified, and the cash 
balance on January 5, 1942, was proved by actual count of the 
cash in the office and by reconciliation of the bank balances with 
statements furnished by the banks of deposit. 

The recorded payments on account of debt and interest win 
proved with the amounts falling due, being checked with the 
cancelled securities and coupons on file. The outstanding coupons 
on January 5, 1942, were listed and reconciled with the balances 
in the bond and coupon accounts as shown by statements fur- 
nished by the banks of deposit. 

The records of trust and investment funds in custody of the 
town treasurer were examined. The income was proved and the 
disbursements were verified. 

The records of tax titles held by the town were checked with 
the deeds on file. The amounts added to the tax title account 
since the previous audit were compared with the collector's rec- 
ords, the recorded redemptions were verified, and the tax titles 

on hand were listed and proved. 

The books and accounts of the tax collector w ere examined and 

checked. The taxes and assessments outstanding according to the 
previous examination were audited, and all subsequent com- 
mitments were verified and compared with the assessors' war- 
rants for their collect ion, 

The collector's cash books wen- footed and the recorded collec- 
tions were compared with the payments to the treasurer as shown 
b\ the treasurer's ^\u\ the accountant's book- lh«- recorded 

abatements were rheeked with the aOOCOOOrs' reCOItls "t .t' 1 
mentS granted, and the outstanding taxes ami assessments were 

listed and proved with the accountant's ledger. 



The outstanding accounts were verified by mailing notices 
to a large number of persons whose names appeared on the books 
as owing money to the town, the replies thereto indicating that 
the outstanding accounts, as listed, are correct. 

Attention is again called to the outstanding taxes and assess- 
ments of prior years. Prompt action should be taken to bring 
about a settlement of the overdue accounts. 

The financial records of the town clerk were examined and 
checked. The recorded receipts on account of licenses, permits, 
recording fees, etc., were examined and checked in detail, the 
payments to the treasurer being compared with the treasurer's 
and the accountant's books. 

Payments by the clerk to the town treasurer of town licenses, 
permits, recording fees, etc., should be made once a month or 
oftener. 

The collections on account of sporting and dog licenses issued 
were verified and compared with the recorded payments to the 
State and to the town treasurer. 

It was noted that payments to the State of sporting licenses 
collected and to the town treasurer of dog licenses collected were 
not made as often as required by Section 11, Chapter 131, and 
Section 147, Chapter 140, General Laws, respectively. 

The records of departmental cash collections by the sealer of 
weights and measures and inspector of buildings, as well as by 
the fire, health, sewer, school, library, cemetery, and all other 
departments in which money was collected for the town, were 
examined and checked. 

The records of water charges were examined and checked. 
The recorded collections were compared with the payments to 
the treasurer, the abatements were verified, and the outstanding 
accounts were listed and proved with the several ledger accounts. 

The securities and saving bank books representing the invest- 
ments of the Punchard Free School, Memorial Hall Library, and 
John Cornell Wood and Coal Funds in custody of the several 
trustees were examined and listed. The income and other receipts 
were verified, the disbursements were proved, and the cash bal- 
ances w T ere verified with statements furnished by the banks. 

The surety bonds furnished by the several town officials re- 
quired by law to furnish such surety were examined and found to 
be in proper form. 

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Appended to this report, in addition to the balance sheet, are 
tables showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's cash, sum- 
maries of the tax, assessment, tax title, depart men t al, and water 
accounts, as well as tables showing the condition and t ransacl ions 
of the various trust funds. 

For the cooperation and assistance rendered by all the town 
officials during the progress of the audit, I wish, on behalf of my 
assistants and for myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Herman 15. Dine, 
Assistant Director of Accounts 



The above report of audit of Andover books and accounts is 
for year ending December 31, 1941. 

State Auditors have recently completed their work for year 
ending December 31, 1942. The report of this year's audit had 
not been received before going to press. 



GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Town Clerk 






Report of the 
Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1942 



January 1, 1943 

To the Board of Selectmen: 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

In accordance with Chapter 41, Section 61 of the General 
Laws, I submit herewith my annual report for the year ending 
December 31, 1942. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources, and of 
the payments and the purposes therefor, follows. The condition 
of the various trust funds, as well as the Town of Andover Retire- 
ment Fund, sources of incomes and the amounts paid out are also 
set forth. A statement of the temporary loans, maturing debt and 
interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was prepared 
showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31, 1942. 

May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded to me 
by your Board as well as by each Town Department during the 
past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY COLLINS, 

Town Accountant 



60 



Appropriations for 1942 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 2, 1942 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 




Selectmen 




$2216.00 




Accountant 




2891.00 




Treasurer 




3145.00 




Tax Collector 




5091 .00 




Assessors 




4889.00 




Town Clerk 




3175.00 




Animal Inspector 




350.00 




Town Counsel 




750.00 




Dog Officer 




225.00 




Moderator 




10.00 




Finance Committee 




20.00 




Planning Board and Board of Survey 


200.00 




Election and Registration 




4300.00 




Municipal Buildings 




4100.00 











$31362.00 


PROTECTION OF 


PERSONS 


AND PROPERTY 


Police Department 




$32175.00 




Art. 6 — Police Car 




690.00 




Fire Department 




31000.00 




Building Inspector 




525.00 




Wire Inspector 




425.00 




Sealer of Weights and Measures 


450.00 




Moth Suppression 




5000 00 




Tree Warden 




5500. 00 




Forest Fires 




1300.00 


$77iKo 00 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Health Department $4500.00 

( .iic and Treatment of Tubercular 

Patients 1500 00 



Amouni Carried Forward Ssnnu oo SIhmj; on 

61 



Amount Brought Forward 



$8000.00 $108427.00 



Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 9461 . 37 
Public Dump 1000.00 
Proportionate Share of Operating Ex- 
pense for Purification Plant 1 . 05 
Sewers Maintenance 5800 . 00 



HIGHWAYS 

Highways Maintenance $50500 . 00 

Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop Main- 
tenance 6870.00 
Art. 10, Chap. 90 of General Laws 1000 . 00 
Art. 18, Purchase of land from Sarah 

M.Burke 120.00 

Art. 21, Railroad crossing at Austin 

Avenue 1300.00 

Art. 13, Purchase materials, supervision 

and truck hire in connection with 

Federal and Town welfare labor 4000 . 00 

Snow Removal and Sanding 9000 . 00 

Street Lighting 18095 . 76 



$24262.42 



$90885.76 



CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 



Public Welfare 

Public Welfare Salaries 

Aid to Dependent Children 

Aid to Dependent Children Admin. 

Infirmary 

Old Age Assistance 

Old Age Assistance Admin. 

State Aid 

Soldiers' Relief 

Military Aid 

W.P.A. Materials 



Amount Carried Forward 



$15500.00 

1500.00 

7400.00 

200.00 

10300.00 

33300.00 

1700.00 

350.00 

3000.00 

200.00 

50.00 



$73500.00 
$297075.18 



62 



Amount Brought Forward $297075.18 

SCHOOLS AND LIBRARY 

School Department $199784.00 

Art. 8, Unpaid tuition bills to Town of 

North Reading 549.60 

Memorial Hall Library 15000.00 

$215333.60 

RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 

Parks and Playgrounds $4300 . 00 

Playground Committee 2000 . 00 
Article 17, Repair bleachers at central 

playground 500 . 00 

Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 2200.00 

Damages to Persons and Property 500.00 

American Legion Quarters 600.00 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Quarters 600 . 00 

Insurance 11000.00 

Memorial Day 950 . 00 

Town Reports 741.10 

Armistice Day 150.00 

Town Scales 175.00 

Retirement Fund 14400.00 

$38116.10 

ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERY 

Water Maintenance $30900 . 00 

Water Construction 9500. 00 

Art. 23, Purchase Water Mains with 

appurtenances — Walker Avenue 702 . 57 

Art. 25, Purchase Water Mains with 

appurtenances — Virginia Road 756.34 

Ait. 29, Purchase Water Mains with 

appurtenances — Lincoln Circle 1268.75 

Spring Grove Cemetery 9280.00 

$52407.66 



Amnion Carried Forward $602932 M 

63 



Amount Brought Forward $602932.54 

INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 

Interest $ 9192.00 

Maturing Debt 38000 . 00 

$47192.00 



Total Appropriations, March, 1942 $650124.54 



64 



Receipts for 1942 



James P. Christie, Collector: 






Taxes, Current Year: 






Poll $ 


6384.00 




Personal 


54962 . 25 




Real Estate 


338909. 53 




Taxes, Previous Years: 






Poll 


822.00 




Personal 


5390.60 




Real Estate 


74489.56 




Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes : 






1936 


3.81 




1937 


18.13 




1938 


12.31 




1940 


20.01 




1941 


594.14 




1942 


31103.02 




Moth Assessments 


1351.79 




Sewer Assessments: 






1939 Apportioned (added-to-taxes) 


9.64 




1941 Apportioned (added-to-taxes) 


7 . 55 




1942 Apportioned (added-to-taxes) 


33 . 44 




Poll Tax Costs 


219.10 




Interest on Taxes 


3498.25 




Interest on Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 17.50 




Interest on Sewer Assessments 


1 .55 




Committed Interest on Sewer Assessments 6 1~ 









$517854.45 


Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer: 






Grants and ( rifts 


3.00 




Loans, Anticipation of Revenue 


125000.00 




County of Essex 1 tog Tax 


1265 83 




Tax Titles 


510 86 




Loan, Anticipation Reimbursement, 






An. No. 20 River Road 


2000 00 


128779 69 






Amount c'urrit-d Forward 




$646634 l I 






Amount Brought Forward 

Town Clerk's Licenses, etc. : 
Dog Licenses 
Marriage Licenses 
Miscellaneous Fees 

Board of Selectmen, Licenses, etc.: 
Alcoholic Beverages 
Junk 

Gasoline and Explosives 
Dance Hall 
Auctioneers 
Sunday Licenses 
Pool, Billiards and Bowling 
Common Victuallers 
Theatre 
Sunday Movies 
Auto Dealers 

Certificates of Registration 
Innholders 

Police Department: 
Court Fines 
Pistol Permits 
Damage to Signs 

Fire Department: 
Use of Ambulance 
Purchase Old Materials 

Municipal Property: 
Rent of Court Room 
Rent, Town Property, Ballard vale 
Rent, other Town Property 
Sale of Town Hall Settee 



Amount Carried Forward 





$646634.14 


1985.00 




256.00 




257.75 






2498.75 




3500.00 




20.00 




6.00 




20.00 




9.00 




60.00 




30.00 




34.00 




25.00 




26.00 




75.00 




40.50 




10.00 







3855.50 


345.50 




30.00 




9.00 






384.50 




50.00 




10.50 






60.50 




120.00 




150.00 




68.50 




2.00 






340.50 






$653773.89 



66 



Amount Brought Forward 

Building Inspector's Fees 

Sealer of Weights and Measures' Fees 

Wire Inspector's Fees 

Public Weigher's Fees 

Damage to Tree 

Board of Health : Licenses, etc. : 

Milk 

Oleo 

Alcohol 

Ashes and Garbage 

Pasteurization 

Ice Cream 

Plumbing Inspector's Fees 

Girl Scouts' Camp License 

Health and Sanitation : 
Tuberculosis Subsidy 
Reimbursement for Contagious Diseases 
Sewer Connections 



Board of Public Works — Machinery Account 
Highways: 
From State: 

For Snow Plowing 40.50 

I )ivision of Highways, Chap. 90 

Cont. 8255— River Road 2649 [& 

Division of Highways, Chap. 90 

Cont. 8410— Article No. 10 500 00 





$653773.89 




50.50 




139.28 




51 .00 




31.69 




5 . 00 


22.50 




3 . 00 




4.00 




14.00 




70.00 




20.00 




133.00 




.50 







267.00 


1034.59 




45 . 00 




88.55 







1168.14 


nt 


480.20 



3189.98 



From County : 
Division of Highways, Chap. 90 

Com. 8255 Kiwr Road 1324 7 1 

1 ^vision of 1 (ighways, Chap. 90 
Cont. 8410 Article No. 10 500 mi 

\4 :\ 

Sale of Scrap 17'J ;i 



Amount Carried Forward 61161 13 



Amount Brought Forward 

Infirmary: 

Board and Care 
Convalescent Home: 

Board and Care 
Reimbursements for Public Welfare : 

From Cities and Towns 

From State 

From Individuals 

Reimbursement for Aid to Dependent 

Children : 

From State 
Reimbursements for Old Age Assistance : 





$661161.13 




999.00 




1619.00 


225.86 




312.33 




491.25 







1029.44 



3404.32 



From State 


22828.09 




i 


From Cities and Towns 


490.25 










23318 
290 


34 
.00 


Reimbursement for State Aid from State 




Reimbursement for Military Aid from State 


52 


.50 


Reimbursements for Soldiers' Relief 




80. 


00 


School Department: 








Tuition State Wards 


358.87 






Other Tuition 


236.00 






Sale of books and supplies 


15.10 






Rental Auditorium and Gymnasium 


455.00 






All other 


65.60 










1130 


.57 


Library : 




Fines 


844.35 






Income from Investments 


2900.00 






Sale Library Cannon 


130.25 






Lost and Damaged Books 


11.38 










3885 


98 


Water Department: 




Metered Rates 


54455.09 






Services 


598.14 







Amount Carried Forward 



$55053.23 $696970.28 



68 



Amount Broug/il Forward 



$55053.23 $696970.28 



Miscellaneous 


245.85 




Damage to Hydrant 


49 . 69 


55348.77 






Cemetery Department : 






Sale of lots 


31 .00 




Care of lots 


498.50 




Interments, Use of Tomb and Cement 






Vaults 


1208.50 




Foundations 


318.91 




Filling Graves 


36.00 




Use of Lowering 1 )evice 


27.00 




Miscellaneous 


68.75 




IVrpetual Care Withdrawals 


1925.68 





Trust and Investments: 
Perpetual Cares: 

Christ Church 

Spring Grove 

South Church 

West Parish 

St. Augustine's 
Smart Fund 
( '.iddings Fund 
A. V. Lincoln Fund 
Varnum Lincoln Fund 
American Legion Fund 
Conroy Fund 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 
Income Tax, etc. 
1 lighway Fund 1 )istribution 

Meal Tax (Jan. -June) 

Set . 17. Ch. 729 ot 1941 I 
Reimbursement 1 <»>^ Taxes 
Reimbursement for State Guard I niforms349 <v 
Hawker's Licenses 80 00 



158 


.84 


2816 


.81 


. 489 


.00 


56 


.01 


13 


.04 


18 


.50 


20 


.10 


10 


00 


20 


00 


4 


02 


5 


.00 


1 19352 


74 


30433 


18 


371 


19 


395 


99 



11 1 1 SI 



Sol 1 



. 1 mount Carried Forward 



$180983 28 $760044 71 



69 



Amount Brought Forward $180983. 28 $760044. 71 

English Speaking Classes 480.00 

Vocational Education 265.95 

Gas Tax Refund, Moth Department 10.56 

Aid to Dependent Children Grants 3162.92 

Old Age Assistance Grants 30231 . 00 

215133.71 



Refunds : 

General Departments 147.12 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Refund .55 

Spring Grove Cemetery Petty Cash 

Refund 10.00 

Board of Public Works Petty Cash 

Refund 
Use of Telephone 
Tailings 



Total Receipts, 1942 



50.00 

2.61 

15.00 


225.28 






$975403.70 



70 



Expenditures for 1942 



APPROPRIATION 


accounts 

;en 






SELECTM 




Cr. 










Appropriation 






$2216 


.00 


Dr. 










Salaries, Selectmen : 










Roy K. Hardy 




$ 383.30 






J. Everett Collins 




300. 00 


. 




Edward P. Hall 




250.00 






Salaries, Clerks: 










George H. Winslow 




400.00 






Edith P. Sellars 




420.00 






Anne Birdsall 




9.00 






Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


78.60 






Printing and Advertising 




15.61 






Carfares, Dues, etc. 




6.00 






Telephone 




163.35 






Registry of Deeds and All Other 




182.92 






Total Expenditures 




$2208.78 






Balance to Revenue 




7.22 










$2216.00 


$2216 


.00 


ACCOUNTANT 








Cr. 










Appropriation 






$2891 


.00 


Dr. 










Salary . Accountant, Mary ( lollins 




$1974.00 






Salary, ( 'Ink, Mary A. Loosigian 




600.60 






Extra Clerk Hire 




90 00 






Amount Carried Forward 




$2664 60 


$2891 


...i 



7 1 



Amount Brought Forward 




$2664.60 


$2891 


00 


Office Supplies, Stationery 
Printing and Advertising 
Dues 


and Postage 


159.52 
54.51 
12.00 






Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$2890.63 
.37 






$2891.00 


$2891 


.00 


TREASURER 








Appropriation 


Cr. 




$3145 


.00 



Dr. 



Salary, Treasurer, Thaxter Eaton 


$2500.00 




Clerk Hire 




7.80 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


281.63 




Carfares, Dues, etc. 




20.49 




Surety Bond 




231.50 




Certification of Notes 




2.00 




All Other 




31.38 




Total Expenditures 


$3074.80 




Balance to Revenue 




70.20 






$3145.00 


$3145.00 


TAX COLLECTOR 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$5091.00 


Salary, Tax Collector, James P. Christie 


$2362.50 




Salary, Clerk, Phoebe E. IN 


[oyes 


1551.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery 


and Postage 


433.12 




Printing and Advertising 




139.25 




Telephone 




42.90 




Amount Carried Forward 


$4528.77 


$5091.00 



11 



Amount Brought Forward 




$4528.77 


$5091 .ou 


On Bonds 




485.00 




All Other 




14.48 




Total Expenditures 


S5028.25 




Balance to Revenue 




62.75 








$5091 .00 


S5091 00 


ASSESSORS 








Ck. 






Appropriation 


Ok. 




S89.00 


Salaries, Board of Assessors 








Roy E. Hardy 




S 400.00 




J. Everett Collins 




400.00 




Edward P. Hall 




333 . 33 




Assistant Assessors 




600.00 




Salaries, Clerks: 








George H. Win slow 




400.00 




Edith P. Sellars 




840.00 




Anne Bird sail 




491 .00 




Office Supplies, Stationery ; 


iihI Postage 


74.90 




Printing and Advertising 




78.94 




Heeds, Probates, etc. 




114.83 




Surveying Streel Lines, Fie 


Id Work. etc. 


1074.08 




Telephone 




1 2 4S 




All Other 




55 




Total Expenditures 


$4820 11 




Balance to Revenue 




89 








14889 oo 


g9 oo 


TOWN CLERK 






Appropriation 


Cr. 










Dr. 






Salary, Town Clerk, George H. Winslow 


$2200.00 




Salaries, Clerks: 






Edith P. Sellars 


288.75 




Anne Birdsall 


471.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


188.17 




Printing and Advertising 


12.32 




On Bond 


5.00 




Dues, Carfares, etc. 


8.60 




All Other 


.35 




Total Expenditures 


$3174.19 




Balance to Revenue 


.81 
$3175.00 






$3175.00 


MODERATOR 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$10.00 


Dr. 






Frederick Butler, Moderator 


$10.00 





$10.00 $10.00 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $20 . 00 

Dr. 
Printing Budget Forms $9.50 

Balance to Revenue 10.50 



TOWN COUNSEL 



$20.00 $20.00 



Cr. 
Appropriation $750 . 00 

74 



Dr. 

Salaries, Town Counsel : 

Arthur Sweeney, 3 months $125.00 

Walter Tomlinson, 9 months 375.00 

Walter Tomlinson, services at recount 45.00 

Total Expenditures $545.00 

Balance to Revenue 205 . 00 



$750.00 $750 00 





DOG OFFICER 








Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Sidney P. White, 


Dog Officer 




$168.75 


Balance to Rever 


lue 




56.25 



$225.00 



$225.00 $225.00 

ANIMAL INSPECTOR 

Cr. 
Appropriation $350 . 00 

Dr. 
Sidney P. White, Animal Inspector $325.00 

Balance to Revenue 25.00 

$350.00 $350.00 

PLANNING BOARD AND BOARD OF SURVEY 

Cr. 
Appropriation f >00 00 

Dr. 
Salary, Clerk, Edward R. Lawson $100 00 

Balance t<> Revenue loo.oo 



$200.00 00 00 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 






$4300.00 


Refund 


Dr. 




8.50 


Registrars : 








Ralph A. Bailey 




$ 78.50 




George H. Winslow 




78.50 




John W. Stark 




64.00 




Francis D. Hurley 




76.50 




Assistant Registrars 




600.00 




Frederick Butler, Moderator 




10.00 




Stenographer at Town Meeting 


27.50 




Election Officers 




1141.50 




Checkers at Town Meeting 




60.00 




Police Duty, Erecting booths, 


, etc. 


191.66 




Posting Warrants 




19.38 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


230.43 




Printing and Advertising 




1065.30 




Meals 




65.02 




Carting Ballot Boxes 




59.00 




Rent: 








Andover Square and Compass Club 


45.00 




Andover Grange 




60.00 




J. Augustus Remington 




15.00 




Janitors 




62.00 




All Other 




8.97 




Total Expenditures 


$3958.26 




Balance to Revenue 




350.24 






$4308 . 50 


$4308 . 50 



ARTICLE ONE— CIVILIAN DEFENSE 

Cr. 

Balance from 1941 $11115.64 

Transfers from Reserve Fund 7500.00 

Refund 2.00 



Amount Carried Forward 



$18617.64 



76 



Amount Brought Forward 


Dr. 

Hitchings 




$18617.64 


Salary, Clerk, Mrs. Ruth T. 


S 954.00 




Labor, Guard 




1706.55 




Office Supplies, Stationery, and Postage 


1091.55 




Printing 




110.02 




Radio Receiver Set 




265.00 




Medical Supplies 




1351.94 




Other Supplies (Police and Fire Equip- 






ment, etc., for Civilian Defense) 


7573.44 




Telephone 




529.12 




Trailer Pump Units, etc. 




2760.00 




Wiring for Siren 




211.11 




All Other 




195.54 




Total Expenditures 


$16748.27 




Balance to 1943 




1869.37 






$18617.64 


S18617.64 



MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$4100.00 


Transfers from Reserve Fund 




600.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Janitor, William C. Brown 


$1470.00 




Trucking Rubbish 


57.00 




Fuel 


370.94 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


593 . 66 




Janitor's Supplies 


238.86 




Repairs 


1705.71 




Laundry 


12.81 




Water Bills 


54.61 




Rent of rooms, Ballardvale Com- 






munity Association 


100.00 




All Other 


4.00 




Total Expenditures 


$4607 59 




Balance to Revenue 


92.41 
$4700 00 






$4700 00 



77 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 





Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 


$32175.00 


Salaries : 






Chief 




$ 2742.00 


Patrolmen 




21965.83 


Special Police 




3034.73 


Matron, Men Painting Streets, etc. 


123.11 


Office Supplies, Printing, 


Stationery 




and Postage 




296.19 


Office Repairs 




31.21 


Telephone 




283.79 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


450.40 


Gasoline, Oil and i\uto Maintenance 


1152.29 


Equipment for Men 




249.51 


Other Equipment 




574.23 


Signs, Signals, etc. 




173.64 


Paint for Streets 




35.61 


Kerosene 




43.89 


Laundry 




25.40 


Physicians' Emergency Calls and Treatments 33 . 00 


Express and All Other 




125.06 


Total Expenditures 


$31339.89 


Balance to Revenue 




835.11 



$32175.00 $32175.00 



ARTICLE 6— POLICE CAR 

Cr. 
Appropriation $690 . 00 

Dr. 
Police Cruiser $646.00 

Balance to Revenue 44.00 



$690.00 $690.00 



78 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 
Cr. 



Appropriation 


S3 1000. 00 


Refund 


.70 


Dr. 




Salaries : 




Chief 


$ 2742.00 


Firemen 


19931.15 


Call Men 


3083 . 49 


E. Burke Thornton, Assistance on 




Ambulance 


221.00 


Other Employees 


27.21 


Apparatus 


368.72 


Equipment for Men 


78.35 


Other Equipment 


939.91 


Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


867.76 


Alarm Boxes, etc. 


146.03 


Fuel 


771.42 


Lawrence Gas & Electric Company 


372.87 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 




Repairs 


274.38 


Furniture and Furnishings 


167.60 


Laundry 


190.41 


Miscellaneous Supplies 


516.38 


Water Bills 


30.52 


Office Supplies, Stationery, Printing and 




Postage 


94.40 


Telephone 


145.01 


Express and All Other 


21.98 


Total Expenditures 


$30990.59 


Balance to Revenue 


10.11 



'00 70 $51(100.70 



Appropriation 



BUILDING INSPECTOR 
Cr. 

7') 



5 oo 



Dr. 



Salary, John J. Driscoll $501 .00 




Balance to Revenue 24.00 




$525.00 


$525.00 


WIRE INSPECTOR 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$425 . 00 


Dr. ' 




Salary, William J. Young $400 . 00 




Printing 14.75 




Total Expenditures $414.75 




Balance to Revenue 10.25 





$425.00 



$425.00 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 
Appropriation 

Dr. 



$450.00 



Salary, Lewis N. Mears $400.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 1 . 93 




Seals, Dies, etc. 12.81 




Transportation 32 . 50 




Total Expenditures $447 . 24 




Balance to Revenue 2 . 76 




$450.00 


$450,00 


MOTH SUPPRESSION 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$5000.00 


Dr. 




G. Richard Abbott, Moth Supt. $ 843 . 50 




Amount Carried Forward $ 843.50 


$5000.00 



80 



Amount Brought Forward 


$ 843.50 


$5000.00 


Labor 


2582.36 




Stationery, Printing and Postage 


25 . 85 




Telephone 


19.05 




Insecticides 


901.69 




Hardware, Tools and Equipment 


46.24 




Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


271.16 




Laundry 


9.40 




Rent 


90.00 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


4.50 




Express and All Other 


13.90 




Total Expenditures 


$4807 . 65 




Balance to Revenue 


192.35 






$5000.00 


$5000.00 



TREE WARDEN 
Cr. 



Appropriation 


v< 


5500 . 00 


Dr. 






G. Richard Abbott, Tree Warden 


$1128.00 




Labor 


3024.76 




Stationery, Printing and Postage 


18.85 




Lawrence Gas & Electric Company 


4.75 




Telephone 


18.85 




Hardware and Tools 


113.56 




Trees 


71.50 




Insecticides 


6.50 




Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


379.31 




Loam 


6.00 




Rent 


90 . 00 




Laundi \ 


10.20 




All Other 


3 1 89 




Total Expenditures 


$4904.17 




Balance i<> Revenue 


595.83 





$5500 00 $5500 oo 



81 



FOR 


EST 


FIRES 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$1300.00 


Wages, Fighting Fires 




$489.27 




Other Employees 




15.68 




Hose 




600.79 




Extinguisher 




51.50 




Gasoline 




32.44 




All Other 




21.77 




Total Expenditures 


$1211.45 




Balance to Revenue 




88.55 
$1300.00 






$1300.00 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation 



Cr. 



Dr. 



Amount Carried Forward 



$4500.00 



Salaries, Board of Health : 




Percy J. Look, Chairman 


$ 75.00 


Franklin H. Stacey, Secretary 


75.00 


Salary Lotta Johnson, Agent 


1500.00 


Salary, Representing Doctor 




P. J. Look, M.D. 


75.00 


Lotta Johnson, Use of car 


350.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


163.44 


Printing and Advertising 


4.50 


Telephone 


80.15 


Laundry 


13.05 


Range Oil 


14.46 


Express and All Other 


24.12 


Quarantine and Contagious Diseases: 




Drugs and Medicines 


12.37 


Schick Tests 


18.60 


Rabies Vaccine and Dog Vaccinations 


404.94 



$2810.63 $4500.00 



82 



Amount Brought Forward 




$2810.63 


$4500 00 


Baby Clinic: 








Philip W. Blake, M.I). 




200.00 




Supplies, Medicines, etc. 




113.98 




Rent, Andover Guild 




50.00 




Plumbing Inspections 




180.00 




Disposing of Dead Cats and 


Dogs 


101.00 




Vital Statistics: 








Births 




1.25 




Deaths 




17.25 




Alfred C. Stacey, Milk Inspector 


220.00 




Expenses and Supplies 




44.46 




Total Expenditures 


$3738.57 




Balance to Revenue 




761.43 
S4500.00 






S4500.00 



CARE AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULAR PATIENTS 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Essex Sanatorium 
Mass. General Hospital 
No. Reading Sanatorium 

Totai Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



Dr. 





$3500.00 


$2311 40 




50.85 




202 . 00 




$2564 25 




935 75 





$3500.00 $3500 00 



ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Dr. 
Essex Co urn y Tuberculosis Hospita 



$9461 .37 
$9461 37 
$946] s: $9461 37 






PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF OPERATING EXPENSE 
FOR PURIFICATION PLANT 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1.05 


Dr. 






Purification Plant 


$1.05 




• 


$1.05 


$1.05 


PUBLIC DUMP 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1000.00 


Dr. 






Robert Cairnie, Keeper 


$742 . 50 




Benjamin Summers 


45.00 




Tools, etc. 


2.49 




Total Expenditures 


$789.99 




Balance to Revenue 


210.01 





$1000.00 $1000.00 



SEWERS MAINTENANCE 



Cr 



Appropriation 




$5800 . 00 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Supt., Charles T. Gilliard 


$ 216.00 




Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 


111.00 




Clerks: Laura B. Juhlmann 


52.50 




May Shorten 


31.00 




Labor 


2599.83 




Tools and Equipment 


28.09 




Pipe and Fittings 


.99 





Amount Carried Forward 



$3039.41 $5800.00 



84 



Amount Brought Forward- 


$3039.41 $5800.00 


Lawrence Gas & Electric Company 


2059 . 43 


Manholes 


51.23 


Pump Repairs 


62.75 


Wipers, Sewers Cloths, etc. 


19.21 


Coal 


38.12 


Express and All Other 


90.55 


Total Expenditures 


$5360.70 


Balance to Revenue 


439.30 



$5800.00 $5800. 00 



HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


$50500.00 


Dr. 




Salaries: 




Supt., Charles T. Gilliard 


$ 1921 .40 


Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 


1307.50 


Clerks: 




Laura B. Juhlmann 


415.50 


May Shorten 


161.04 


Robert W. Crosby 


634 . 30 


Secretary: 




J. Harry Playdon 


10.00 


Fred W. I >oyle 


40.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


66.92 


Telephone 


1 36 95 


Lawrence Gas & Electric Company 


1 7 69 


Labor 


25291 52 


(rushed Sione, Sand, Gravel, etc. 


81 1 ( >5 


Equipment and Repairs 


114 80 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


10.22 


Asphalt, Tarvia and Road Oil 


1639 64 


1 Linlw are, Tools, etc. 


274 08 



A mount Cumcd Forward 






$35854 no $50500 on 



Amount Brought Forward 



$35854.60 $50500.00 



Painting buildings 


115.00 


Pipe and Fittings 


9.00 


Roadway Maintenance 


665.13 


Shovel Hire 


30.00 


Loam 


5.00 


Culverts 


186.72 


Express 


6.38 


Blasting 


271.40 


Fuel Oil 


68.90 


Calcium Chloride 


143.55 


All Other 


49.71 


Total Expenditures 


$37405.39 


Balance to Revenue 


13094.61 



$50500.00 $50500.00 



TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP 
MAINTENANCE 



Appropriation 



Cr. 



Dr. 



$6870.00 



Labor 


$1986.30 


Shop Maintenance 


335.13 


Repairs to Equipment 


204.27 


Tools, etc. 


254.40 


Trucks Maintenance 


3011.68 


Coal and Fuel Oil 


269.99 


Lawrence Gas & Electric Company 


61.37 


Telephone 


42.25 


Express and All Other 


10.6.23 


Total Expenditures 


$6271.62 


Balance to Revenue 


598.38 




$6870.00 $6870.00 



86 



ARTICLE TEN- CHAPTER NINETY MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 

Appropriation 
Commonwealth of Mass. 
County of Essex 



Asphalt filler, etc. 

Labor 

Truck and Roller I lire 

Total Expenditures 

Balance to 1943 



Dr. 





SI 000. 00 




500.00 




500.00 


$ 896.20 




924.14 




157.50 




$1977.84 




22.16 





$2000.00 $2000.00 

ARTICLES 3 AND 4— CIVILIAN DEFENSE 

Cr. 



Balance from 1941 

Labor 

Equipment and Repairs 

Tools, etc. 

Express and All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



Dr. 





$1577.00 


$ 42 . 84 




1012.71 




495.18 




24.76 




1575.49 




1.51 





S1577.00 $1577 00 



ARTICLE 13 W.P.A. MATERIALS AND TRUCK HIRE 

Cr. 
Balance from 1941 | 92 53 

Appropriation 1000 00 

Dr. 
Salary, Clerk, May Shorten s <>n»> no 

I Hnce Supplies, Stationery and Postage 18.14 

Labor 80 



.•1 mount Carried Forward 



$1880 94 | 



87 



Amount Brought Forward 



$1880.94 $4092.53 



Trucks 


26.00 


Materials 


229.73 


Tools, Equipment and Repairs 


53.52 


Stone, Sand, Gravel and Cement 


248.69 


Use of Roller 


4.00 


Coal and Fuel Oil 


55.35 


All Other 


84.66 


Total Expenditures 


$2582.89 


Balance to 1943 


1509.64 



$4092 . 53 $4092 . 53 

ARTICLE 18— PURCHASE SARAH M.BURKE LAND 

Cr. 

Appropriation $1 20 . 00 



Dr. 



Balance to 1943 



$120.00 







$120.00 


$120.00 


ARTICLE 21— RAILROAD CROSSING, AUSTIN AVENUE 


Cr. 








Appropriation 






$1300.00 


Dr. 








Expense incurred by B. & M. R.R. 


in 






connection with cemetery crossing 




$1002.95 




Balance to 1943 




297.05 





$1300.00 $1300.00 



SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 

Cr. 
Appropriation 



$9000 . 00 



Dr. 



Labor 

Amount Carried Forward 



$6036.39 



$6036.39 $9000.00 



88 



Amount Brought Forward 



$6036.39 $9000. 00 



Trucks — Hauling and Sanding 


13.50 


Trucks — Road Plows 


81.00 


Sidewalk Plows 


99.75 


Salt 


5.44 


Sand 


646.44 


Chloride Make 


431.81 


Gasoline and Oil Maintenance 


270.00 


Tools and Equipment 


1315.81 


Express and All Other 


54.05 


Total Expenditures 


$8954.19 


Balance to Revenue 


45.81 



$9000.00 S9000.00 



ARTICLE TWENTY— RIVER ROAD IMPROVEMENT 

Cr. 



Balance from 1941 








$1122.52 


Loan (Anticipation Reimbursement 


by 






State and County) 


Dr. 






2000 . 00 


Trucks 






S 331.70 




Use of Roller 






21.00 




Labor 






1778.22 




Tarvia 






660.00 




( '.ravel 






20.32 




1 ,umber 






79 97 




( 'able guard posts 






136.50 




All Other 






9.00 





Total Expendil ures 
Balance to 1943 



$3036 71 

85 - ; 



$3122 52 $3122 52 



Approprial ion 



STREET LIGHTING 

Cr. 






Dr. 



Street Lighting 
Balance to Revenue 



$17660.48 
435.28 



$18095.76 $18095.76 



PUBLIC WELFARE 

Cr. 



Appropriation 


$15500.00 


Refund 


15.00 


Dr. 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


$ 101.35 


Telephone 


17.35 


Cash to Individuals 


2411.50 


Men Working for Welfare 


984.00 


Agent's Expenses 


11.70 


Groceries and Provisions 


426.57 


Fuel 


211.21 


Medicine and Medical Attention 


1015.64 


Clothing 


20.65 


Board and Care 


1676.02 


State Institutions 


1885.14 


Relief by Other Cities 


514.05 


Trucking Federal Supplies 


471.00 


Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


200.00 


Funeral Expenses 


15.00 


Rental W. P. A. Commissary 


195.00 


Expenses Federal Music Project 


25.00 


Miscellaneous Supplies for Commodities 




Div. 


217.45 


Total Expenditures 


$10398.63 


Balance to Revenue 


5116.37 



$15515.00 $15515.00 



PUBLIC WELFARE SALARIES 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



90 



$1500.00 



Dr. 



Salaries, Board of Public Welfare: 




Roy E. Hardy 


S 100.09 


J. Everett Collins 


100.00 


Edward P. Hall 


83 . 30 


Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


550.00 


Clerks: 




Gladys Brainerd 


377.00 


Edith P. Sellars 


288.75 


Total Expenditures 


$1499 14 


Balance to Revenue 


.86 




$1500.00 


W. P. A. MATERIALS 


Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Balance to Revenue 


$50.00 



$50.00 





$50.00 $50.00 


AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN- (Town) 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$7400 00 


Dr. 




Aid to 1 >ependen1 ( Children 


$ 1690. 50 


Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


50.00 


Total Expendil urea 


$4740 50 


Balance to Revenue 


2659.50 



$7400 00 $7400 00 

AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN ADMINISTRATION 

(Town) 

Cr. 
Appropriation " 00 



91 





Dr. 




Salaries : 






Arthur W. Cole, Agent 




$105.00 


Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 




91.00 


Telephone 




2.25 


Agent's Expenses 




1.50 


Total Expenditures 


$199.75 


Balance to Revenue 




.25 



8200.00 $200.00 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
(Federal Grants) 



Cr. 






Federal Grants: 






Balance from 1941 




$1011.20 


Federal Grants received in 1942 




3017.00 


Dr. 






Aid to Dependent Children 


s$4026.15 




Balance to 1943 


2.05 






$4028.20 


$4028.20 


AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 


ADMINISTRATION 


(Federal Grants) 






Cr. 






Federal Grants: 






Balance from 1941 




$ 2.11 


Federal Grants received in 1942 




145.92 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


$ 68.00 




Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 


64.50 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


2.00 





Amount Carried Forward $134.50 $148.03 

92 



Amount Brought Forward 



$134.50 1148 03 



Telephone 
Agent's Expenses 



6.75 

1.62 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1943 



S142.87 
5.16 

SI 48. 03 



$148.03 



Appropriation 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
(Town) 

Cr. 
Dr. 



Cash to Individuals 

Paid to Other Cities 

Paid to Other Towns 

Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 





$33300.00 


$32154.45 




715.08 




230.00 




200 . 00 




$33299.53 




.47 





S33300 00 S333()().l)l) 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 
(Town) 



Approprial ion 

Salaries: 

\i i hin \\ . Cole, Agent 
( il.uK b Brainerd, ( 'lei k 
Agent 'a Expenses 

A mount ( 'arried Forward 



Cr. 
Dr, 





si Too 00 


$1 321 98 




331 00 




21 K> 





$1674. M SIMM) 00 



M 



Amount Brought Forward 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 
Telephone 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$1674.14 $1700.00 

6.57 
9.00 



$1689.71 
10.29 



$1700.00 $1700.00 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 






(Federal Grants) 






Cr. 






Federal Grants: 






Balance from 1941 




$ 6.86 


Federal Grants received in 1942 




29255.63 


Refunds 




25.00 


Dr. 






Cash to Individuals $29206 . 86 




Balance to 1943 80. 


63 





$29287.49 $29287.49 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 
(Federal Grants) 

Cr. 
Federal Grants: 

Balance from 1941 $ 1.13 

Federal Grants received in 1942 975.37 

Dr. 



Salaries : 




Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


$555.01 


Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 


320.50 


Expenses, Agent 


27.48 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


55.89 


Telephone 


14.80 


Total Expenditures 


$973.68 


Balance to 1943 


2.82 



$976.50 



$976.50 



94 



INFIRMARY 
Cr. 



Appropriation 




SI 0300. 00 


Dr. 






Salary, Bertha W. Thornton, Matron 


$1000.00 




Wages, Other Employees 


2265.75 




Groceries and Provisions 


3815.29 




Dry Goods and Clothing 


367 . 36 




Building and Repairs 


785.35 




Lawrence Gas & Electric Company 


386.67 




Fuel 


685.93 




Household Supplies and Utensils 


265.84 




Furniture and Furnishings 


68.21 




Telephone 


57.40 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


167.42 




Funeral expenses, etc. 


166.00 




Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


50 . 00 




Water Bills 


60.00 




Barber Service for Inmates 


36.00 




All Other 


119.34 




Total Expenditures 


$10296.56 




Balance to Revenue 


3.44 






$10300.00 


$10300. 00 


MILITARY AID 




Cr. 
Appropriation 




$200.00 


Dr. 






Balance to Revenue 


$200 on 





i 00 



1200 oo 



Appropriation 



STAFF All) 
Cr. 



I 00 



Dr. 



State Aid 


$290.00 




Balance to Revenue 


60.00 






$350.00 


$350.00 


SOLDIERS' 


RELIEF 




Cr. 


/ 




Appropriation 




$2700.00 


Dr. 






Cash to Individuals 


$1629.00 




Groceries and Provisions 


94.00 




Fuel 


76.50 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


17.48 




Hospitalization 


21.00 




Clothing 


10.25 




Total Expenditures 


$1848.23 




Balance to Revenue 


851.77 





$2700.00 $2700.00 

WAR ALLOWANCE— (SOLDIERS' RELIEF) 

Cr. 
Appropriation $300 . 00 

Dr. 
Balance to Revenue $300.00 





$300 . 00 


$300.00 


SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$199784.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




4000.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Superintendents: 






Kenneth L. Sherman 


$ 480.58 




Edward Erickson 


3518.35 





Amount Carried Forward 



$3998.93 $203784.00 



96 



Amount Brought Forward 



N3998.93 $203784 00 



Salaries, ( 'lerks: 




Evelyn A. Rutter 


1121 .66 


Frances McTernen 


770.05 


Gladys Towne 


823 . 36 


Truant Officer 


82.50 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Post 


age 371.87 


Telephone 


460 . 48 


School Census 


75.62 


Teachers' Salaries: 




High 


40987.77 


Junior High 


41253.70 


Elementary 


48049.90 


Textbooks and Supplies: 




High 


960.98 


Junior High 


535.99 


Elementary 


995.04 


Other Expenses of Instruction: 




High 


1789.79 


Junior High 


1 709 . 40 


Elementary 


923 . 85 


Tuition : 




High 


946.60 


Transportation : 




High 


$4143.81 


Junior High 


\M)\ .41 


Elementary 


1899.41 


Janitors' Services: 




High 


3367.61 


Junior 1 ligh 


1391 23 


Element. ii \ 


I 76 


Health: 




High 


696 25 


Junior 1 ligh 


1063 07 


Element ai \ 


1042 7 7 


\<Uilt Education 


! 00 



mni ( arricd Forward 



1177109 81 $203 -1 on 



9; 



Amount Brought Forward 



$177109.81 $203784.00 



Lawrence Gas & Electric Company: 




High 


192.46 


Junior High 


2136.88 


Elementary 


578.80 


Fuel: 




High 


1977.01 


Junior High 


2148.10 


Elementary 


6428.34 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 




High: 




Repairs 


1276.18 


Janitors' Supplies 


242 . 24 


All Other 


3.00 


Junior High and Elementary: 




Repairs 


2902.19 


Janitors' Supplies 


827.16 


All Other 


20.60 


School Reports 


210.00 


Express 


36.31 


Water Bills 


786 . 84 


New Equipment 


253.08 


Laundry 


33.50 


Extra Coal Account 


3660.81 


All Other 


32.00 


Total Expenditures 


$200855.31 


Balance to Revenue 


2928.69 



$203784.00 $203784.00 

ARTICLE 8— TUITION BILLS— SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Appropriation 

Town of North Reading 



Dr. 



98 



$549.60 
$549.60 
$549.60 $549.60 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $15000.00 

Dog Account Refund 1 265 . 83 

Income from Investments 2900.00 

Refund 3.70 





Dr. 




Salaries: 






Librarian, Miriam Put nam 




$ 2349.90 


Assistants: 






Evelyn K. Robinson 




1737.00 


Margaret D. Manning 




1548.00 


Dorothy H. Ruhl 




1285.50 


Nancy P^. Babcock 




1221 .00 


Sarah H. Ballard 




1221 00 


Kleanore G. Bliss 




431.75 


Martha I). Byington (B. 


Vale) 


216.00 


Extra Page Help 




334.28 


Janitors: 






Archibald D. Maclaren 




1612.50 


Elizabeth I )onaldson 




295.70 


Clester E. Matthews (B. 


Vale) 


150 00 


Extra Assistance 




20 00 


Treasurers: 






( ieorge F. Saw yer 




24 99 


Winsor Gale 




7 1 97 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


560.45 


Telephone 




04 1 1 


Books 




3176.46 


Periodicals 




99 53 


Binding Books and Periodical 


s 


$59 04 


Fuel 




923 10 


Law rence < ias a Electi ic ( lorn 


|MI!\ 


320.44 


Repairs 




18 01 


Janitoi b' Supplies 




141 91 


Water Bills 




9 90 


Trucking Rubbish 




(9 50 



Amount Curried Forward $19045 04 $19169 

99 



Amount Brought Forward 

Treasurers' Bond 

Express 

All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$ 19045. 04 


$19169.53 


25.00 




14.00 




73.99 




$19158.03 




11.50 





$19169.53 $19169.53 



Appropriation 



PARK DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 



Dr. 



Appropriation 

Salaries, Instructors 
Amount Carried Forward 



Dr. 



$1740.00 



$4300.00 



Salaries : 




Supt., Charles T. Gilliard 


% 216.00 


Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 


111.00 


Clerks : 




Laura B. Juhlmann 


52.50 


May Shorten 


31.00 


Labor 


3206.39 


Equipment and Supplies 


64.00 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 


69.84 


Loam, Fertilizer and Lawn Seed 


44.80 


Use of Land at Playstead 


100.00 


Calcium Chloride 


28.71 


All Other 


4.69 


Total Expenditures 


$3928.93 


Balance to Revenue 


371.07 



$4300.00 $4300.00 

PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE 

Cr. 



$2000.00 



740.00 $2000.00 



100 



A mount Brought Forward 




Fl 740. 00 


$2000 00 


Postage 




5 . 40 




Playground Recreational Sup 


plies 


194 1 \ 




Repairs 




47. 84 




All Other 




11.77 




Total Expendit ures 




SI 999. 15 




Balance to Revenue 




.85 





SiOOO.OO S2000.00 



POMPS POND BATHING BEACH 



Cr. 



Appropriation 






$2200.00 


Refund 


Dr. 




21.21 


Life Guards 




$1132. 14 




Matron 




145.71 




Labor 




16.00 




Supplies 




23 . 65 




Repairs 




511.21 




Rem I lusse} 's Pond Beach 




100.00 




Rent Pomps Pond Beach 




100.00 




Total Expenditures 




$2028.71 




Balance to Revenue 




192.50 





S221\ 21 S2J21 .21 



ARTICLE 17 PLAYSTEAD BLEACHERS 

Cr. 



Approprial i<>n 

I .umbei 
Laboi 

. 1 moan! Curried Forward 



Dr. 



$500.00 



$ 52 5(5 

175 



Hit 



143.12 
.97 

$371.97 
128.03 



Amount Brought Forward $227.88 $500.00 

Contract — Repairing Bleachers 
All Other 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1943 



$500.00 $500.00 

DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 
Cr. 

Appropriation $500 . 00 

Dr. 
Damages to Persons and Property $130 . 48 

Balance to Revenue 369 . 52 



$500.00 $500.00 

AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600 . 00 

Dr. 
Rent. American Legion Quarters $600 . 00 



$600.00 $600.00 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation $600 . 00 

Dr. 
Rent, Veterans of Foreign Wars Quarters $600 . 00 



Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fu 


INSURANCE 

Cr. 

nd (War Damage) 


$600.00 


$600 . 00 

$11000.00 
500.00 


Amount Carried Forward 


$11500.00 



102 



Amount Brought Forward (11500 00 

Dr. 
Insurance $10950 24 

Balance to Revenue 5 19 76 

$11500.00 $11500.00 

ARMISTICE DAY 

Cr. 
Approprial ion 50. 00 

Dr. 
Prizes, Bands, etc. 
Wreaths 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 

$150.00 S150.00 



$50.00 

20.00 


$70.00 
80.00 



MEMORIAL 


DAY 








Cr. 








Appropriation 


Dr. 






$<;5o.o< 


Junior Legion I )rum ( )orps 






$120 00 




( 'l.m McPherson Pipe Band 






60 00 




Punchard ( rirls 1 Band 






100 00 




Rags 






1 w> 86 




Plants, \\ reaths, etc. 






163 7<» 




< .i ave Markers 






15 00 




Tot al Expendil ure 






s<)M- 




Balance to R»\ enue 






II II 





$950 on 50 00 



TOWN REPORTS 



( R, 

Appropriation \\ in 



Dr. 



Printing Town Reports 


$741.10 
$741.10 


TOWN SCALES 




Cr. 

Appropriation 





$741.10 



$175.00 



Dr. 

Salary, William C. Brown, Public Weigher $100.00 
Balance to Revenue 75.00 





$175.00 


$175.00 


WATER MAINTENANCE 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$30900.00 


Petty Cash Refund 




50.00 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Supt., Charles T. Gilliard 


$1154.00 




Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 


847.20 




Clerks : 






Laura B. Juhlmann 


996.50 




Robert W. Crosby 


555.00 




Secretaries : 






J. Harry Playdon 


10.00 




Fred W. Doyle 


40.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


364.05 




Petty Cash Account 


50.00 




Printing and Advertising 


73.83 




Telephone 


485 . 05 




Labor 


5180.58 




Pipe and Fittings 


117.37 




Meters and Fittings 


42.79 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


11.62 





Amount Carried Forward S9927.99 S30950.00 

104 



Amount Brought Forward $9927 99 $30950 on 



1 [ardware, Tools, etc. 


108. 14 


Chlorine 


183.55 


Lawrence Gas & Electric Company 


5699.91 


Freight 


6 .62 


Pumping Station : 




Engineers 


6951 .41 


Oil, Waste and Packing 


166.65 


( oal 


8916 1 i 


Building Repairs 


511 .23 


Maintenance Pumping Equipment 


302.28 


All Other 


86.24 


Total Expenditures 


$30859.93 


Balance to Revenue 


90.07 



$30950.00 $30950 0C 



WATER CONSTRUCTION 

CR. 



Appropriation 


Dr. 




Salaries: 






Snpt ., ( Charles T. ( milliard 




S 444 00 


Asst . Sn|)t., Edward R. Law son 


209 50 


Clerk, I .aura B. Juhlmann 




210 oo 


I ,abor 




t745 67 


I'ipe a\\(\ Fit tings 




549 69 


Meters and Parts 




1250 hi 


1 lydrants and Valves 




538 67 


( rasoline, ( )il and Truck Maim 


enance 


5 97 


Express 






All Other 




151 


Total Expenditures 




L9 06 


Balance to Revenue 




i S8< 



19500 oo 



iO tio 



PURCHASE WATER MAINS AND APPURTENANCES 
ARTICLE 23— WALKER AVENUE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $702.57 

Dr. 
Walter S. Walker $702.57 

(Purchase Water Mains) 

$702.57 $702.57 

PURCHASE WATER MAINS AND APPURTENANCES 
ARTICLE 25— VIRGINIA ROAD 

Cr. 
Appropriation $756 . 34 

Dr. 
Ruth T. Stevens $756.34 

(Purchase Water Mains) 



$756.34 


$756.34 


PURCHASE WATER MAINS AND APPURTENANCES 


ARTICLE 29— LINCOLN CIRCLE 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$1268.75 


Dr. 




George and Frank Cairns $1268. 75 




(Purchase Water Mains) 




$1268.75 


$1268.75 


SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$9280.00 


Petty Cash Refund 


10.00 


Refund 


3.75 



Amount Carried Forward $9293.75 

106 



Amount Brought Forward 



m 7 



Dr. 



Salaries: 






Supt., [esse E. West 




$1700 00 


Clerk, Edith P. Sellars 




200 00 


( Office Supplies, Stationery 


and Posl 


50.23 


Telephone 




35.63 


Petty ( '.isli Account 




10.00 


Labor 




5236 20 


Fertilizer, Loam, etc. 




13 12 


Shrubs, Seeds, etc. 




1 [3 16 


Stone, Sand .md ( travel 




128.14 


( 'emeiit , ( Curbing, etc. 




61 .66 


Tools and Equipment 




1 99 99 


( rasoline, Oil and Truck M 


aintenance 


182.28 


Lawrence ( >aa & Elecl ric ( ' 


ompany 


10.82 


( 'oncrete Containers 




165 ( ><) 


Transportation 




is 67 


Water Bills 




8 17 


All Other 




17 62 


Total Expenditures 


11 89 


Balance to Revenue 




751 .86 




$92<>> 75 


INTEREST 






Cr. 




\p| >i ■( >pi i.il ion 







Dr. 



nteresl : 
Temporary I .oans 

J iinioi I [igh School 
^li.iw sheen School 

I Kitfall Sewer 
All Other 



>8.19 

5412 50 

935 00 

1443 7> 
3 tO 



$9293 



( j 



.s<)i«) \ on 



Total Expenditures 
IVil.nu e to Revenue 



|909 

99 w, 



$9192 00 






MATURING DEBT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$38000 . 00 


Dr. 






General Loans: 






Junior High School 


$22000.00 




Shawsheen School 


11000.00 




Outfall Sewer 


5000.00 






$38000.00 


$38000.00 


Temporary Loans 




125500.00 


(Anticipation of Revenue) 






Chapter 90 — Loan Repaid 




7000.00 


Town Clerk's Dog License Money 




1929.80 


Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds: 






West Parish 


56.01 




St. Augustine's 


13.04 




Christ Church 


158.84 




South Church 


489.00 




Spring Grove 


2823.37 


3540.26 






Private Trust Funds 




113.05 


Retirement Fund 




14400.00 


Essex County Tax 




27561.25 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 






State Tax 


42300.00 




Auditing Municipal Accounts 


624.46 




State Parks and Reservations 


523.31 


43447.77 


Refunds : 




On Taxes 


114.10 




On Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 


308.34 




On Tax Titles 


100.00 




Apportioned Sewer Assessments 






Paid-in-Advance 


14.30 




Interest on Apportioned Sewer 






Assessment 


.52 








537.26 


Total Expenditures, 1942 


$888286.82 


108 







RESERVE FUND 

Cr. 

Transferred from Excess and Deficiency 

Dr. 
Transferred to: 

Article One — Civilian Defense 
Municipal Buildings 

School Department (Extra Coal 

Account) 
Insurance (War Damage) 



$22000 .00 



$7500.00 

600.00 

4000.00 
500.00 



Total Transferred 






SI 2600. 00 




To Revenue 






9400.00 






$22000.00 


$22000.00 




TAXES 


1935 






Balance from 1941 






s 84.05 




Collected in 1942 








$ 2.73 


Balance to 1943 






$84.05 


81.32 




$84.05 




TAXES 


1936 






Balance from 1941 






$182.56 




Re-commitment 






260.61 




Collected in 1942 








f 85.03 


Abated 








l-lo 89 


Tax Title 








IS 26 


Balance to 1943 








16S 99 




sS44S 17 


mis i; 




TAXES 


1937 






Balance from I'M 1 






si 552 <>: 




Re-commitmenl 






\9 19 




Collected in* 1942 








| B 01 


Abated 








129.31 


Tax Title 








109 88 


Balance to 1943 








1474 96 



$1792 16 $1792 16 



109 



TAXES 1938 



Balance from 1941 
Tax Title Disclaimed 
Collected in 1942 
Abated 
Tax Title 
Balance to 1943 



$2623.22 




258.83 






$398.30 




215.33 




118.90 




2149.52 



$2882.05 $2882.05 



POLL TAXES 1939 



Balance from 1941 



$270.00 



Collected in 1942 


$ 60.00 


Balance to 1943 


210.00 


$270.00 


$270.00 


PERSONAL TAXES 1939 




Balance from 1941 $1108.93 




Collected in 1942 


$587.38 


Balance to 1943 


521.55 


$1108.93 


$1108.93 


REAL ESTATE TAXES 1939 




Balance from 1941 $4240 . 62 




Tax Title Disclaimed 282 . 00 




Collected in 1942 


$2293.34 


Abated 


297.70 


Tax Title 


123.00 


Balance to 1943 


1808.58 



Balance from 1941 
Collected in 1942 
Balance to 1943 



$4522.62 $4522.62 



POLL TAXES 1940 



$390.00 



$162.00 
228.00 



$390.00 $390.00 



110 



PERSONAL TAXES 1940 

$2325.54 



Collected in 1942 








SI 259 62 


Balance to 194 J 






$2325.54 


1065 92 
25.51 


REAL 


ESTATE 


TAXES 1940 




Balance from 1941 






$22528.86 




Tax Title- I tfsclaimed 






270.75 




Collected in 1942 








$17948.59 


Abated 








900 75 


Tax Title 








123.00 


Balance to 1943 






$22799.61 


3827.27 
$22799.61 


POLL TAXES 


1941 




Balance from 1941 






$1172.00 




Collected in 1942 








1532.00 


Balance to 1943 






$1172.00 


640.00 




$1172.00 



PERSONAL TAXES 1941 



Balance from 1941 

Collected in 1 ( ) I 2 
Balance to 1 ( ) 1 I 



S4966 



$4966 53 
REAL ESTATE TAXES 1941 



$3382 15 
1 584 08 

$4966 53 



Balance from 1 ( M1 
Tax Title I disclaimed 

Collected in 1942 

Abated 
Tax Title 
Balance to 1943 



$77033 95 
261 73 



$5391 

1 21 

l is 

>79 8(5 



: 



in 



POLL TAXES 1942 



Commitments 


$7714.00 




Refunds 


4.00 




Collected in 1942 




$6384.00 


Abated 




706.00 


Balance to 1943 


$7718.00 


628.00 




$7718.00 




PERSONAL TAXES 1942 




Commitments 


$59425.76 




Refund 


20.30 




Collected in 1942 




$54962 . 25 


Abated 




168.20 


Balance to 1943 




4315.61 



$59446.06 $59446.06 
REAL ESTATE TAXES 1942 



Commitments 
Refunds 

Collected in 1942 
Abated 
Tax Title 
Balance to 1943 



$414011.38 
89.80 

$338909.53 

624.98 

150.80 

74415.87 

$414101.18 $414101.18 



TAX TITLE ACCOUNT 



Balance from 1941 


$1882.95 




Tax Titles Taken 


745.20 




Added to Tax Titles 


152.24 




Refund 


100.00 




Redemptions in Excess of Book Value 


410.86 




Redemptions 




$ 510.86 


Disclaimed Tax Titles 




1673.85 


Balance to 1943 




1106.54 




S3291.25 


$3291.25 



112 



TAX TITLE POSSESSIONS 

Balance from 1941 $1 US. 30 

Balance to 1943 $1 KS JO 



$1 16.30 $1 \(>- JO 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1934 

Balance from 1941 $67.76 

Balance to 1943 $67 76 



$67.76 ' 76 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1 935 

Balance from 1941 $63.82 

Balance to 1943 $63 82 



$63.82 $63.82 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1936 

Balance from 1941 $154.95 

Collected in 1942 $ 

Balance to L943 151 , 14 



$154 95 $154 <> ; 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1 ( M7 

Balance from 1941 $231 1 1 

Collected in 1942 f 18 I I 

Balance to 194 J 213 31 



: n M u 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1938 

Balance from 1941 $153 ,J i» 

Collected in 1942 $ I 

Balance to 1943 l ll 59 



$15 

II | 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1940 

Balance from 1941 $61.58 

Collected in 1942 
Abated 
Balance to 1943 



S S20.01 


37. 


.57 


4 


.00 



$61.58 $61.58 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1941 



Balance from 1941 
Committed in 1942 
Refunds 

Collected in 1942 
Abated 
Balance to 1943 



$787.71 




56.70 




16.87 






$594.14 




254.16 




12.98 



$861.28 $861.28 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1942 

Commitments, 1942 $32130.66 

Refunds 291.47 

Collected in 1942 $31103.57 

Abated 1078.93 

Balance to 1943 239.63 



$32422.13 $32422.13 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1937 

Balance from 1941 $2.04 

Collected in 1942 $2.04 



$2.04 $2.04 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1938 

Balance from 1941 $4.39 

Collected in 1942 $3.56 

Balance to 1943 . 83 

$4.39 $4.39 

114 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1939 

Balance from 1941 

Collected in 1942 19 ' 



$9 ft |2 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1940 

Balance from 1941 $30 53 

Collected in 1942 H? 61 

Balance to 1943 12.92 



$30.53 $30 53 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1941 
Balance from 1941 $24 MM 



Collected in 1942 




$174 2<> 


Balance to 1943 




69.75 




$244.04 


$244 <>1 


MOTH 


ASSESSMENTS 1942 




Commit men! , 194 - 


$1396 




Collected in L942 




$1144 97 


Abated 




2 76 


Balance in 1943 




24- 



$1396.08 $1396 08 

UNAPPORTIONED SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 

Balance hum 1941 $242 99 

Abated 12 XI 99 



1 99 

UNAPPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1926 WD 

PRIOR 

Balance from 1941 
Abated 



ill 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1933 

Balance from 1941 $5.22 

Balance to 1943 $5.22 



$5.22 $5.22 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1934 

Balance from 1941 $24.85 

Balance to 1943 $24.85 



$24.85 $24.85 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1935 

Balance from 1941 $17.12 

Balance to 1943 $17.12 



$17.12 $17.12 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1936 

Balance from 1941 $104.90 

Balance to 1943 $104.90 



$104.90 $104.90 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1939 

Balance from 1941 $65.55 

Collected in 1942 $ 9.64 

Balance to 1943 55.91 



$65.55 $65.55 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1940 

Balance from 1941 $53.64 

Balance to 1943 $53.64 



$53.64 $53.64 

116 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1941 
Balance from 1941 $81 l<> 

Collected, 1942 
Balance to 1943 



181.40 i 40 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1942 
Commitment, 1 ( M2 $11 I 85 

Collected, 1942 $33 44 

Balance to 1 94 i 81 H 



$114.85 $114 ^ ; 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS PAID 
IN ADVANCE 
Balance from 1941 $1 I 30 

Refund ol overpayment, 1942 $14 30 



SI \ 30 $1 \ 30 

COM M IT TED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1933 

Balance from 1941 $2.47 

Balance to 1 ( U.^ 



$2 i: 



COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1934 

Balance from 1941 $1 I 9(5 

Balance to 194 1 $1 I 96 



tl \ 96 $] \ 96 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1935 

Balance from 1941 $10 64 

Balance to 194 ! $11 



110 64 $10 64 

n; 



COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1936 

Balance from 1941 $11.93 

Balance to 1943 $11.93 



$11.93 $11.93 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1939 

Balance from 1941 $15.35 

Collected in 1942 S 2.32 

Balance to 1943 13.03 



$15.35 $15.35 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1940 

Balance from 1941 89.55 

Balance to 1943 89.55 



$9.55 89.55 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1941 

Balance from 1941 $17.44 

Collected in 1942 8 .91 

Balance to 1943 16.53 



$17.44 $17.44 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 1942 

Commitment, 1942 $17.59 

Collected in 1942 S 3.04 

Balance to 1943 14.55 



$17.59 $17.59 

OVERLAY 1936 

Balance from 1941 SI 64. 00 

Abatements 1942 S140.89 

Balance to 1943 23.11 



$164.00 $164.00 



118 



Balance from 1941 
Abatements 1942 
Balance to 1 ( M3 



OVERLAY 1937 



81552 o; 



S 129 .31 
1423.66 



$1552 ( ;7 $1552 9^ 



OVERLAY 1938 
Balance from 1941 
Abatements L942 
Transfer to ( >verlaj Resei ve 
Balance to 1943 



$262 



$ 21 « 

250.00 
2157.89 



Balance from 1941 
Abatements l ( >42 
Balance to 1943 



OVKRLAY 1939 



$2623 22 $2623 22 



% 297.70 
2154.97 



$2452 67 



Balance from 1941 
Abatements 1942 
Balance to 1943 



OVKRLAY 1940 



$2452 67 $2452 67 



s 900 75 
8774.11 



s<)(>;\ 86 



Balance from 1941 
Abatements 1942 
Balance to 1943 



I tverlaj 1942 
Abatements 1942 
Balance to 194 I 



OVERLAY 1941 



$9674 86 $9674 86 

$10837 B4 

l 21 
10553 63 



SI 0837 84 SI 083 



OVERLAY 1942 



$ l 199 18 

1 2 » : i 



$1 j9; i 



119 



OVERLAY RESERVE 



Balance from 1941 
Transferred from Overlay 1938 
Balance to 1943 



$13753.21 



$13503.21 
250.00 



$13753.21 $13753.21 



DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1941 


$ 2037.04 




Adjustment 


24.83 




Charges, Accounts Receivable, in 1942 


40774.46 




Collected in 1942 




$39544.74 


Abatements 




85.70 


Balance to 1943 




3205.89 




$42836.33 


$42836.33 



WATER RATES 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1941 

Charges, Commitments, 1942 

Collected in 1942 

Abatements 

Balance to 1943 



6509.35 
56377.29 



$54455.09 

129.62 

8301.93 



$62886.64 $62886.64 



WATER SERVICES AND MISCELLANEOUS 
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 



Balance from 1941 


$ 691.66 




Charges, Commitments, 1942 


618.69 




Collected in 1942 
Abatements 




$ 893.68 
69.36 


Balance to 1943 




347.31 



$1310.35 $1310.35 



120 



EXCESS AM) DEFICIENCY ACC01 NT 

Balance from 1941 

Refund 1941 

i nexpended Appi i >pi ial i< >n I lalan< <•- 

Appropriation Special Town Meeting, 

Dec 29, 1941 
Re commil ment 1936 and 1937 Taxes 
I ,i\ I i t le l\c\ en ue 
Revenue 1942 

Refund on 1 ( )41 Sewer Assessment Interest 
To Reserve Fund 
To Revenue Free ( 'ash to reduce I he 

1942 Tai Rate 15000.00 

Tax Title Revenue 7 ( >2 . 74 

Balance to 1943 249618 9S 







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50 






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7650 


00 






199 


so 






l L84 


17 






11567 7 


91 




52 






22000 


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87412.24 $28741 

JOHN CORNELL FUND 
Principal Fund $5000 i" 1 

Andover Savings Bank $1000 00 

Essex Savings Bank, Laurence 1000 00 

Broadway Savings Bank, Lawrence 1000 00 
City Inst, for Savings, Lowell 1000.00 

Central Savings Bank, Lowell 1000 00 

RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand January l . 1942 
Interest receh ed • >n I '.mis accounts 



EXPENDITl RES 

Audi w ei ( '< >al ( i ». 



Balance on hand Januan 1, 1943 





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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1942 



Rev. JOHN S. MOSES 
*MYRON E. GUTTERSON 
CHARLES C. KIMBALL 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

* Deceased 



Rev. DONALD H. SAVAGE 
HENRY T. TYER 
Rev. FREDERICK B. NOSS 
WILLIAM A. TROW 



REPORT OF THE 

TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 

YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1942 



PRINCIPAL FUND 



January 1, 1942 
Cash in banks 
Real Estate Mortgages 
Bonds at Book Value 

December 31, 1942 
Cash in banks 
Real Estate Mortgages 
Bonds at Book Value 



$10746.27 
45421.31 
20832.42 



117909.74 

36257.84 
22832.42 



$77,000.00 



$77,000.00 



INCOME ACCOUNT 

Jan. 1, 1942 Cash on Hand $4944.62 

Interest and Dividends 

Received 3730.60 



Expenditures 




M. E. Stevens, Instructor 


$2696.42 


E. V. Lovely, Principal 


450.00 


E. E. Hammond, salary 


200.00 



Amount Carried Forward 



% 3346.42 



$8675.22 



124 



25.00 




12.00 




7. 11 




1 .50 




52X.V 19 






18675.22 



Amount Brought Forward ^46 12 

Treasurer's Bond 
Safe I teposil Box 
Postage and Miscellaneous 

Accrued [nterest on 2M U.S. 

( ',o\ t. 2 1 28 

\)vc. 31. 1942 Ca>li on hand 



GOLDSMITH FUND 

Jan. 1, 1 ( M2 Cash in Savings Bank $316 28 

[nteresl Received 6.35 

\)vr. 31, 1 ( M2 (a>h in Savings Bank 22 63 

DRAPER FUND 

Jan. 1, 1942 Cash in Savings Bank $1505.80 

Interest Received 29.95 



$1535 75 
Scholarship Awarded 30.00 

Dec. 31, 1942 Cash in Savings Hank $150 



BARNARD FUND 

km. 1. I'M.' Cash in s, ( \ ings Bank $27.02 

Dividend Received n> 00 

Interest Received . 14 









67 16 


Prizes Aw 


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520 "ii 




Se< "nd 




12 00 




Third 




8.00 


L0 00 



l >. , n, 1942 Cash in Savings Bank 



CHAPIN FUND 

Jan. 1, 1942 Cash in Savings Bank $2298.08 

Interest Received 45 . 44 



2343.52 
Scholarships Awarded 1 25 . 00 



Dec. 31, 1942 Cash in Savings Bank $2218.52 



RESERVE FUND 

Jan. 1, 1942 Cash in Savings Bank $2843.62 

Interest received 57.15 



Dec. 31, 1942 Cash in Savings Bank $2900.77 

HENRY WARREN BARNARD AND MABEL 
PARADISE BARNARD FUND 

Jan. 1, 1942 Cash in Savings Bank $1020.84 

Interest received 20.30 



1041.14 
Athletic goods purchased 20 . 84 



Dec. 31, 1942 Cash in Savings Bank $1020.30 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Treasurer 

This is to certify that the securities belonging to the Trustees 
of Punchard Free School and the income accruing therefrom 
have been checked and found to be correct. 

The remaining items in the above account are examined by the 
Town Accountant. 

WILLIAM A. TROW 
CHARLES C. KIMBALL 



126 



Town Debt 

DETAIL OF PAYMENT BY YEARS 







Junior High 


Shawsheen 






Sewer 


School 


School 


Totals 


Year 


Rate 4' ,\ 


2 & 2%% 


4J„ 


Av. 2.63 4 1 


1943 


5000. 


21000. 


11000 


37000. 


1944 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1945 


5000. 


21000. 




26000. 


1946 


5000 . 


21000. 




26000 


1947 


5000. 


21000. 




26000 


1948 


5000 . 


21000. 




26000 


1949 


5000. 


19000. 




24000. 


1950 


5000 . 


19000. 




24000. 


1951 


5000. 


19000. 




24000 


1952 


5000 . 


19000. 




24000 


1953 


5000 . 


19000. 




24000. 


1954 




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1955 




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4000 . 




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Treasurer's Report 



Receipts and payments for the year were as follows 

Balance, January 1, 1942 $121373.78 

Receipts 975403.70 



$1096777.48 

Payments 888286.82 



Balance, December 31, 1942 S208490.66 

Included in these figures is $125000., borrowed in anticipation 
of taxes, at a rate of .38%, and repaid in November. This was 
$25000. less than last year. 

Disbursements, in accordance with 99 selectmen's warrants, 
were 4% less. The number of checks issued was 13600. 

Summarized statements of 820 cemetery perpetual care funds, 
amounting to $98878.44 and 16 other trust funds, in the trea- 
surer's custody, amounting to $25180.68, will be found elsewhere 
in the town report, as will the financial report of the Board of 
Retirement. 

One of the two tax title accounts, totalling $1106.54, is in the 
hands of the Land Court for foreclosure of the rights of re- 
demption. 

THAXTER EATON, Treasurer 



134 



Report of Tax Collector 





t 5.22 




_' 17 


$5.22 




2.47 





1933 

Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to- 
Taxes 

Balance of Committed Interest on ap- 
portioned Sewer 

Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 

Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 
I Uncollected 

$7.69 $7.69 

1934 

Reliance of Sewer l apportioned ) Added-to- 
Taxes I B5 

Balance of Committed Interest on ap- 
portioned Sewer 1 \ 96 

Balance of Excise 67 76 

Sewer I ncollected (apportioned f 24.85 

Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 

Uncollected 14 96 

Excise l ncollected 67 76 





$107 


. 57 


$107.57 


1935 








I ncollected Balance, January 1. 1 ( ) \2 






| M 05 


Balance oi Sewer (apportioned Added- 








to-Taxes 






17 L2 


Balance ol Committed Interest on appor- 








tioned Sewer 






10 "1 


Balance <>i Ex< ise 






63.82 


Interest on Taxes 








ts on Polls 








Taxes ( Collected 








Interest on Taxes ( Collected 








( losta «'n Polls ( Collected 









.1 mount Carried Forward <>«» 



Amount Brought Forward 



$ 3.70 $176.60 



Taxes Uncollected 

Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 

Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 

Uncollected 
Excise Uncollected 



1936 



81. 


32 


17 


.12 


10 


.64 


63 


.82 



$176.60 $176.60 



Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1942 






$182 


.56 


Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added- 










to-Taxes 






11 


.90 


Balance of Sewer (unapportioned) Added- 










to-Taxes 






93 


.00 


Balance of Committed Interest on appor- 










tioned Sewer 






2 


.38 


Balance of Committed Interest on unap- 










portioned Sewer 






9 


.55 


Balance of Excise 






154 


.95 


Tax Title Disclaimed and Tax Recom- 










mitted 






260 


.61 


Interest on Taxes 






31 


.61 


Interest on Excise 








.62 


Costs on Polls 








.70 


Taxes Collected 


S 85 


,03 






Excise Collected 


3 


.81 






Interest on Taxes Collected 


31 


.61 






Interest on Excise Collected 




.62 






Costs on Polls Collected 




.70 






Taxes Abated : 










Real 


140 


.89 






Taxes Credited : 










Tax Title taken over by Town 


48 


.26 






Taxes Uncollected 


168 


.99 






Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 


11 


.90 






Sewer Uncollected (unapportioned) 


93 


.00 







Amount Carried Forward 



$584.81 $747.88 



136 



Amount Brought Forward 



$584 81 1747. Si 



Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 

Uncollected 
Committed Interest on unapportioned 

Sewer I'ncollected 
Excise I ncollected 



1937 



2 38 
151.14 



8747.88 $747.88 



I'ncollected Balance, January 


1, 1942 




SI 552 


97 


Tax Title Disclaimed and Tax 


Recommitted 






.19 


Balance of Moth 






2 


04 


Balance of Excise 






231 


44 


Interest on Taxes 






12 


34 


Interest on Excise 






2 


63 


( losts on Polls 






2 


45 


Taxes Collected 




$ 78.01 






Moth Collected 




2 04 






Excise Collected 




18.13 






Interest on Taxes Collected 




1 2 34 






Interest on Excise Collected 




2 63 






Costs on Bolls Collected 




2 45 






Taxes Abated : 










Real 




129 31 






Taxes ( Credited: 










Tax Tit le taken over by Town 


109.88 






Taxes I ncollected 




1474.96 






Excise 1 ncollected 




213.31 







$2043 or, $2043 06 



1938 

l ncollected Balance, January 1 . 1942 

Balance ol Moth 

Balance of Ex< ise 

l'.i\ Title I disclaimed and Ta* Recommitted 

Interest i >n Taxes 

unt ( arried Forward 







1 






















Amount Brought Forward 



$3096.18 



Interest on Excise 

Costs on Polls 

Taxes Collected 

Moth Collected 

Excise Collected 

Interest on Taxes Collected 

Interest on Excise Collected 

Costs on Polls Collected 

Taxes Abated : 

Real 
Taxes Credited: 

Tax Title taken over by Town 
Taxes Uncollected 
Moth Uncollected 
Excise Uncollected 





1.50 




7.70 


398.30 




3.56 




12.31 




55.84 




1.50 




7.70 





215.33 

118.90 

2149.52 

.83 

141.59 



$3105.38 $3105.38 



1939 



1942 



Uncollected Balance, January 1 

Balance of Moth 

Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes 

Balance of Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 

Tax Title Disclaimed and Tax Recommitted 

Interest on Taxes 

Interest on Sewer 

Costs on Polls 

Taxes Collected $2940 . 72 

Moth Collected 

Sewer Collected (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes 

Committed Interest Collected on apportioned 

Sewer 
Interest on Taxes Collected 
Interest on Sewer Collected 
Costs on Polls Collected 
Taxes Abated : 

Real 



$5619.55 

9.32 

65.55 

15.35 

282.00 

322.72 

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10 



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50 



9.32 
9.64 



2 

322 

1 

10 



32 

72 
55 
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297.70 



Amount Carried Forward 



$3594.47 $6326.54 



138 



Amount Brought Forward $3594.47 $6326. 5 1 

Taxes Credited: 

Tax Title taken over by Town 1 23 . 00 

Taxes Uncollected 2540 . 1 3 

Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 55.91 
Committed Interest on apportioned Sewer 

Uncollected 13.03 



$6326.54 $6326.54 



1940 

Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1942 

Balance of Moth 

Balance of Sewer (apportioned) Added-to-Taxes 

Balance of Committed Interest on apporl 

Balance of Excise 

Tax Title Disclaimed and Tax Re-commi 

Interest on Taxes 

Interest on Excise 

Costs on Polls 

Taxes Collected 

Moth ( Collected 

Excise Collected 

[nteresl on Taxes Collected 

Interesl on Excise ( 'ol lee ted 

( !osts on Bolls ( Collected 

Taxes Abated : 
Real 

Excise Abated 
Taxes ( Credited : 

Tax Title taken ovei by Town 
Taxes I Uncollected 
Moth I Uncollected 
Sewei Uncollected apportioned 
( Oiniiiii ted [nteresl on appoi i ioned 

Sewei i ncollected 
Ex< ise I Uncollected 








sl^IW. 10 




30.53 


>-Taxes 


53.64 


tioned Sewn 


( ).:^? 




61 .58 


tted 


270.75 




1296.45 




1 . 58 




27.65 


$19370.21 




17 61 




20.01 




1296.45 




1 58 




27.65 




900 75 




37.57 




123 00 




5121 19 




12 92 




• 64 




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1941 



Uncollected Balance, January 1, 1942 






$83172.49 


Amount Additional Excise 








56.70 


Balance of Moth 








244.04 


Balance of Sewer (apportioned) 


Added- 






to-Taxes 








81.40 


Balance of Committed Interest 


on 


ap- 






portioned Sewer 








17.44 


Balance of Excise 








787.71 


Tax Title Disclaimed and Tax '. 


Recom- 






mitted 








261.73 


Interest on Taxes 








1654.62 


Interest on Excise 








6.43 


Refunds on Excise 








16.87 


Costs on Polls 








87.15 


Taxes Collected 






S57827.16 




Moth Collected 






174.29 




Sewer Collected (apportioned) 


Added- 






to-Taxes 






7.55 




Committed Interest Collected 


on 


ap- 






portioned Sewer 






.91 




Excise Collected 






594.14 




Interest on Taxes Collected 






1654.62 




Interest on Excise Collected 






6.43 




Costs on Polls Collected 






87.15 




Taxes Abated : 










Real 






284.21 




Excise Abated 






254.16 




Taxes Credited: 










Tax Title taken over by Town 






118.90 




Taxes Uncollected 






25203.95 




Moth Uncollected 






69.75 




Sewer Uncollected (apportioned) 






73.85 




Committed Interest on apportioned 








Sewer Uncollected 






16.53 




Excise Uncollected 






12.98 





S86386.58 S86386.58 



140 



Real Refunded bv 



1942 

Amount of Warrant 

Amount of December Warrant 

Amount of Moth Warrant 

Amount of Sewer Assessments appor- 
tioned) Added-to-Taxes 

Amount of Committed Interest on ap- 
portioned Sewer 

Amount of Excise \\ ar rants 

Interest on Taxes 

Interest on Excise 

Refunds on Taxes 

Overpayment on 
Treasurer 

Refunds on Excise 

( "< ists on Polls 

Taxe> Collected 

Moth Collected 

Sewer Collected (apportioned) Added-to- 
Taxes 

Committed Interest Collected on appor- 
tioned Sewer 

Excise Collected 

Interest on Taxes ( Collected 
Interest on Excise ( Collected 

( !ostS on Polls Collected 
Taxes Abated : 

Polls 
Personal 

Real 

Moth Abated 

Excise .Abated 

Taxes ( Credited 

Tax Titles taken 0VC1 by Town 

Taxes I ncollected 

MmiIi i ncollected 

Sewer I ncollected appoi tioned 

( oinmit ted Interest on appoi tioned 

Sewer I no Elected 
1 x< ise i ncollected 



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17 59 

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124 05 

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69.50 

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142 



Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our annual report: 

Number of assessed polls --S823 
Valuation of personal estate $ 2,040,060 00 



Valuation of real estate 


14,268,406.00 


$16,308,466.00 






Tax on polls 


s 7,646.00 




Tax on personal estate 


59,162.44 




Tax on real estate 


413,789.65 


$0,598.09 






Abatements: 






Poll taxes 




$706 00 


Personal estate 




16S 20 


Real estate 




624.98 


Moth work 




1 76 


Kaic ol Taxation on $1000. 




29.00 


Number of assessed 






1 lorses 


106 




(\>\\ - 


638 




Yearlings, bulls, heifers 


1 12 




Swine 


183 




1 owl 


34, 56* 




Sheep 


12 




All other 


58 




Acres of land 


16,890 




1 dwellings 


2,690 





MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER EXCISE TAX 



Number of vehicles assessed 


3691 




Assessed valuation 




$926, J40 00 


Excise 






Abatements 




1,078 93 


Rate on $1000. 






1 ft ise for 1941 in 1942 






Vehicles 






Valuation 


$12,840 00 





1 1 



Number of assessed polls 
Valuation of personal estate 
Valuation on real estate 
Tax on polls 
Tax on personal estate 
Tax on real estate 



DECEMBER ASSESSMENTS 

34 



$9,080.00 

7,645.00 

68.00 

263.32 

221.73 



ROY E. HARDY, Chairman 
J. EVERETT COLLINS 
EDWARD P. HALL 

Board of Assessors 



Municipal Properties and Public Improvements 





Land and 


Equip, and 


Total 




Buildings 


other property 


Town Hall 


$ 95,980 


$ 5,150 


$ 101,130 


Fire Department 


62,280 


48,000 


110,280 


Police Department 


275 


1,500 


1,775 


Schools 


1,093,115 


51,179 


1,144,294 


Library 


129.650 


39,170 


168,820 


Water Department 


100,638 


599.804 


700,442 


Sewer Department 


2,500 


420,578 


423,078 


Highway Department 


11,750 


17,807 


29,557 


Parks and Playgrounds 


56,825 


500 


57,325 


Tree Warden and Moth Department 




3,600 


3,600 


Infirmary 


44,125 


2,538 


46,663 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


28,000 


1,125 


29,125 


Weights and Measures 




350 


350 


Town Scales 




500 


500 


Old Schoolhouse, Ballardvale 


11,810 




11,810 


Punchard School Fund 




77,000 


77,000 


Memorial Hall Investment Funds 




84,000 


84,000 


Burnham Road Land 


2,500 




2,500 


Pomps Pond Beach 


2,000 




2,000 


Carmel Woods — Land 


12,300 




12,300 


Indian Ridge — Land 


1,000 




1,000 


Woodland — West District 


275 




275 


Totals 


$1,655,023 


$1,352,801 


$3,007,824 



144 



Report of Planning Board and Board 
of Survey 



Several public hearings and regular meetings were held by the 
Planning Board and Board of Survey during the year 1 l )\l. 

The following street plans were approved: Moraine Street, 
Lincoln Circle, Castle Heights and Joyce Terrace, and Austin 
Avenue. At the March Town Meeting Moraine Street, Lincoln 
Circle and Austin Avenue were accepted. The latter action was 
necessary for installation of protective devices at the right of 
way over railroad tracks into a cemetery. 

Representation was made before the Board for eliminating a 
dangerous condition at the junction of Cuba Street and Shaw- 
sheen Road. Proposal called for cutting back corners and relocat- 
ing street lines. This was urgently recommended and later in the 
year the work involved was done by the Board of Public Works. 

Specific references to refuse and dump conditions along certain 
roads were brought by this Board to the attention of the Select- 
men and the Police I Vpartment and conditions were remedied. 

Reforestation of Town Land was considered with a possible 
one hundred and sixty-seven '167) acres that could be refores- 
tated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER M. LAMONT, Chairman 
WALTER C.TOMLINSI >N, Secretary 

EDWARD P. HALL 
SIDNEY P. \\ IIITL 
HERBERT LEWIS 

r>\ : EDWARD R. LAWSON, Clerk 






Board of Appeals Report 



To (he Board of Selectmen: 

The Board of Appeals under the Zoning By-Law of the Town 
of Andover has the following members: James S. Eastham, Chair- 
man, term expiring May 1, 1943; Roy E. Hardy, Secretary, 
term expiring May 1, 1944; Walter M. Lamont, term expiring 
May 1, 1945. 

During the year 1942, the seventh year of the Zoning Law, 
the Board heard and decided six cases as follows : 

Petition of Edward Shattuck, decided on May 15, 1942, for a 
permit to operate a store and maintain a roadside stand on River 
Road. Permit granted for roadside stand; store permit denied. 

Petition of Irene Cushing, decided on May 22, 1942, for a 
permit to maintain a tea room on Andover Street. Granted. 

Petition of Squire Moss, decided on June 4, 1942, for a permit 
to convert a residence at 53 Whittier Street to a two-family 
house, and build nearer than 15 feet to the north side lot line. 
Granted. 

Petition of Edward Shattuck, decided on July 3, 1942, for a 
permit to operate a retail store on River Road. Granted. 

Petition of the Andover-Shawsheen Realty Company, decided 
on October 5, 1942, for a permit to vary the application of the 
Zoning By-Law of Andover to a proposed subdivision of land on 
the westerly side of Enmore Street. Permission was granted to 
establish two existing lots with frontages of 68.2 feet, and areas 
of 8184 square feet, and with side yards less than 15 feet. Per- 
mission was denied the petitioner to subdivide a single lot into 
two lots with frontages of less than 75 feet. 

Petition of William J. Deady, decided on November 7, 1942, 
for a permit to operate a retail store on Boston Road. Granted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES S. EASTHAM, Chairman 
ROY E. HARDY, Secretary 
WALTER M. LAMONT 
February 13, 1943. 

146 



Water and Sewerage Investigation 



Andover, Mass. 
February 6, 1943 

The committee appointed in 1941, and reappointed last year, 
feel that the recommendations offered in the report of February 
1 7, 1942 must again be offered this year. In view of the \\ ar condi- 
tions, it is impossible to carry out on either the water or the 
sewerage system any work except what is absolutely necessary to 
maintain as nearly as possible the present amount of service. 

The committee feels it advisable to keep the problems outlined 
last year definitely before the Town, and to further continue a 
committee, if the Town shall agree, to carry on whatever study 
may be possible, and in cooperation with the Board of Public 
Works and the Board of Health, be prepared to participate in 
any post-war planning if opportunities arise. It would be the 
expectation that the Town will provide for any special engineer- 
ing services as soon as this seems advisable. 

During the past year some further precautions were taken to 
safeguard the water flowing into Haggett's Pond. Also the chlor- 
Ination at the Pumping Station was slightly increased thus 
.ulding ,i little to the factor of safety at this point. There w as only 
moderate trouble from algae growths in the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD V. FRENCH 
SIDNEY P. WHITE 

Joseph a. McCarthy 

c ommiUet 



14: 



Report of Playground Committee 



The committee on supervised play covering activities in Ando- 
ver's playgrounds at Central, Shawsheen and Ballardvale here- 
with submits its report : 

The registration at the three playgrounds was 1630 and the 
total attendance records show that 30,230 visited the playgrounds 
bringing the daily average to approximately 703 children. 

The personnel headed by Miss Margaret Davis, general super- 
visor, was practically the same as last year with the exception of 
Mr. James Doherty, who entered the service, and the addition of 
several new cadet instructors. The tournaments and special 
activities were the same as of former years with the doll and pet 
shows and field activities. 

The story telling was added this year in cooperation with the 
regular weekly library service. One outstanding successful activity 
was the soft ball league of teen-age boys covering the three play- 
grounds. Other features were the weekly air raid drills and a 
Junior Warden course for teen-age boys and girls in cooperation 
with the state civilian defense program. The usual picnics were 
canceled on account of transportation restrictions. 

The interested parents of each playground held the usual 
carnivals to raise money for equipment and other essentials. 

During these troubled times it is gratifying to note that the 
instructors and the supervisor stressed patriotic guidance and the 
welfare and happiness of youth. 

The committee feels that this has been a most successful year. 



Respectfully submitted, 

STAFFORD A. LINDSAY 



February 15, 1943 



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Report of Selective Service Board 



Local Board No. 3, Town Hall, Andover, Mass. 
Representing Andover, Boxford and North Andover. 

February, 1943. 

The Draft Board was appointed by President Roosevelt on 
October 9, 1940. There have been six registrations, covering all 
men from eighteen to sixty-five. 

Due to war conditions, it is not considered advisable to publish 
the number registered or inducted, but Andover continues to 
furnish slightly more than half the men sent from district number 
three. 

The splendid cooperation and help given by the citizens of all 
three of the towns has been of great assistance. Our young men 
have answered the call with a willingness and with a spirit of 
which we may all be proud. Wherever they may be, they have the 
best wishes of Andover, North Andover, and Boxford. 

The Town of Andover not only has furnished and cared for our 
comfortable quarters in the Town Hall, but also recently has 
enlarged the room to accommodate the expansion of the equip- 
ment made necessary by the large increase in the number of 
registrants. For all this we wish to express our appreciation. 

We give on another page a list of the personnel of the local 
organization. All services are given willingly, and, except for the 
three permanent clerks in the office, are without pay. 

Respectfully submitted 

for the Selective Service Board, 

SAMIKL F. ROCKWELL, Chairman 



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Report of Rationing Board 



Local Board Number 48, Andover, Mass. 

February, 1943. 

War economy raises many unusual problems among them being 
the problem of rationing. Rationing is the best method yet de- 
vised for the fair and equitable distribution of commodities of 
which there are shortages. 

To handle this problem of rationing in Andover, Rationing 
Board No. 48 was organized. J. Everett Collins, Foster C. Barn- 
ard and Henry G. Tyer were appointed by the Board of Select- 
men. The appointments were approved by Henry Parkman Jr., 
State Administrator. 

This Board, with J. Everett Collins serving as chairman, 
functioned up to August, during which time tires, bicycles, type- 
writers, gasoline, and sugar were rationed. 

On August 21, the Board learned with regret that its chairman 
must retire. Irving Southworth was appointed to the Board and 
Foster C. Barnard was selected to take over the chairmanship. 

This Board handled all the rationing problems until October 
when it was deemed necessary to appoint additional members to 
help meet the ever-increasing demands being made on the Board. 

At the present time the Local Rationing Board includes four 
panels with three members serving on each panel. Foster C. 
Barnard is serving in the capacity of General Chairman of all 
panels and is ever ready to give assistance whenever and wherever 
it is needed. 

Several registrations of various kinds were conducted in the 
public schools under the capable supervision of Edward I. Erick- 
son, Superintendent of Schools. The first registration was held on 
April 28 and 29; this was for the registration of commercial trade 
and institutional firms for sugar. The second registration was for 
the purpose of registering individual consumers and distributing 
War Ration Book One. This registration took place on May 4, 5, 
6, and 7. On May 12, 13, and 14 the gasoline ration cards were 
distributed. July 9, 10, and 11 were the days set aside for the 
registration for gasoline coupon books. Fuel Oil Registration 

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was held on October 28, 29, and 30 and the coupons were dis- 
tributed on November 19 and 20. 

The Rationing Hoard members lake this opportunity to thank 
all the townspeople for their splendid cooperation and sincere 
understanding "in the most tremendous undertaking of our 
American history." The Board will endeavor to give its best to 
the citizens of Andover and to the Nation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FOSTER ('. BARNARD, Chairman 



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Board of Retirement Report 



To the Board of Selectmen: 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

The Town of Andover Board of Retirement herewith submits 
the following report for the year 1942 : 

Balance, Jan. 1, 1942 : $10469 . 79 

1942: 
$6236.27 
2265.83 



Receipts, Jan. 1-Dec. 31 
Deductions, Group I 
Deductions, Group II 



Interest, 1942, on bonds 
Interest, 1942, Savings Banks 
Appropriation, 1942 
Redemption of Bonds 

Expenditures, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1942: 
Pension Payments: 

Group I $6041.32 

Group II 3391.32 



$ 8502.10 




2423.43 




153.46 




14400.00 




16705.00 


42183.99 




$52653.78 



Investments 

Accrued Interest on Investments 

Office Expenses: 

Salary, Clerk, Mary A. Loosigian 

$562.80 
Office Supplies, Station- 
ery and Postage 147 . 66 



$ 9432.64 

32800.95 

207.71 



Refunds : 
Group I 

Balance, December 31, 1942 



710.46 

1550.72 



$44702 . 48 



A schedule of membership for the year 1942 follows: 
January 1, 1942: Active Members 107 

Enrolled during 1942 4 



$7951.30 



111 



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Retirements during 1942 4 

Withdrawn, 1942 5 



Total Active Members, December 31, 1942 102 

January 1, 1942: Pensioners 10 

Retirements during 1942 4 

Total Pensioners, December 31, 1942 14 

Total Membership, December 31, 1942 

including Pensioners 116 

Securities were purchased during the year after due delibera- 
tion and each investment was considered carefully. 

The amortized or investment value of the securities as set up 
by true actuarial practices was $54764.99, and the total amount in 
Savings Banks was $5173.19, as of December 31, 1942. 

$14792.00 is the amount required to add to the fund by town 
appropriation for the year 1943. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY COLLINS, Chairman 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Secretary 
EDMOND E. HAMMOND 

Board of Retirement 



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Board of Public Welfare 



The Board of Public Welfare submits the following report for 
the year 1942: 

We are pleased to report a further reduction in the number of 
cases aided and cash disbursed in all departments except Old 
Age Assistance, where the new laws enacted by the legislature 
during 1941 and enforceable after May 1, 1942, made an increase 
in the amount of assistance. The new laws make it mandatory 
for the town to pay any person eligible for Old Age Assistance 
$40.00 monthly if living alone, and $30.00 monthly in family 
groups, unless he has some form of income. A family group is de- 
fined as three or more people. A husband and wife are eligible for 
$65.00 monthly unless living in a family group, when $50.00 for 
two is the minimum. On January 1, 1942, there were 173 cases 
receiving Old Age Assistance, while at the close of 1942 we were 
aiding 171 cases, with a yearly average of 174. We received 58 
applications for assistance, of Avhich 37 were approved and 21 
rejected. Thirty-nine cases were closed by death or for other 
reasons. 

Soldiers' Relief showed a further reduction during 1942, when 
we aided six cases with 17 individuals, for a total cost of $1848.23. 

Aid to Dependent Children has also shown a decrease, due to 
many children in these families finding employment. At the start 
of 1942, there were 15 families with 42 children being aided, while 
at the close of the year we were aiding 10 families with 28 children. 

Two Andover boys were sent to C.C.C. camps in 1942, previous 
to July, when the Civilian Conservation Corps was liquidated. 

During 1942, federal surplus commodities were distributed in. 
Andover to those families on relief, by a W.P.A. project, but up 
to the time of writing this report, the total value had not been 
received. 

Under the supervision of the Board of Public Works, the 
following W.P.A. projects were undertaken: 

Work Pro- Location Description Average No. of 

ject No. Men Employed 

22639 Town Engineering Survey 2 

22727 Town Drains *12 

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20966 Town Water Main Installations *15 

22266 No. Andover Lawrence Airport 9 

*Fluctuated 

We wish at this time to thank all organizations and private 

citizens who have cooperated with our board, especially during 
the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, to bring cheer to needy 
families. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROY E. HARDY, Chairman 
J. EVERETT COLLINS 
EDWARD P. HALL 

Board of Selectmen 

ARTHUR W. COLE, Agent 






Andover Town Infirmary 



The Town Infirmary has provided home, food, clothing, medi- 
cal and nursing care for seventeen townspeople during 1942. 

Each one was well remembered at Easter and Christmas, 
although our annual Christmas party had to be omitted due to 
so much serious illness in the Home. 

The three rooms in the Convalescent section have been in con- 
stant use and there is a great demand for more beds for this type 
of work. 

The Convalescent Home and paying patients in the Infirmary 
section have made it possible to turn over to the town the sum 
of twenty-six hundred and twenty-seven dollars ($2627.00). 

Number of inmates January 1, 1942 10 

Number admitted during the year 7 

Number discharged during the year 5 

Number of deaths 1 

Number between one and ten years of age 

Number between ten and twenty years of age 

Number between twenty and thirty years of age 1 

Number between thirty and forty years of age 

Number between forty and fifty years of age 5 

Number between fifty and sixty years of age 1 

Number between sixty and seventy years of age 3 

Number between seventy and eighty years of age 5 

Number between eighty and ninety years of age 1 

Number between ninety and one hundred years of age 1 

Number of inmates January 1, 1943 11 

Respectfully submitted, ■ 

BERTHA W. THORNTON, Matron 



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Fire Department 



To the Board of Selectmen 
Afldover\ Massachusetts 

( .1 vi i.i.mia : 

I have the honor to submit my second annual report as Chief of 
the Andover Fire I )epartment. 

During the year 1942 the department answered the following 
alarms: 92 bell (3 false); 119 still; total 211 a decrease of 109 
calls from last year. 46,150 feet of hose were laid as follows: 8950 
feet of 2'./' hose, 8300 feet of P i" hose, 16,350 feet of 1" or 
forestry hose, 12,550 feet of : V or booster hose. 704 feet of lad- 
ders were raised. 

Total valuation of buildings where fires occurred: S165.445.00. 

Losses incurred totaled: $7522.00. 

Ambulance calls for the year totaled 481. Of this number 2^ 
were handled by the Chief's car. 

On January 1. 1942 the equipment consisted of: Year 

1 Combination pump, hose and booster truck 1914 

1 Combination pump, hose and booster truck 192S 

1 Combination pump, hose and booster truck 1937 

1 65 foot Jr. Aerial Ladder Truck 1941 

1 Ambulance 1926 

1 Ambulance 1937 

1 Forest fire truck 1923 

1 Forest fire truck 1940 

1 Ford sedan Chief- car 1941 

In April two 5oo gallon trailer pumps were delivered for the 
use of the Auxiliary Fire I department. 

Hose on hand include-: 8000 feet 2] _■". 1500 feet l ! _-". 3500 
feet 1". 1400 feet V- 

The Centra] Fire Station has been unproved by painting and 
refinishing all ol the second floor, walls, ceilings and fkx 

During the Bummer of 1942 the department has 
men t<> the armed forces: II«:m\ 1 Pomero) and I lordoi ( outta 
entered the i riiard; George Williams elected to enter the 

Ai m\ Aii Cor] is. 

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John T. Cole has been transferred from Engine No. 2 in 
Ballardvale to Engine No. 1 at the Central Station. Howard 
Colbath is driving Engine No. 2 in place of John Cole, and 
Charles Murnane is now on duty at the Central Station. 

The department is still dangerously low in manpower, and I 
recommend that four more permanent men be added to give the 
town the necessary fire protection. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. EDWARD BUCHAN 

Chief, Andover Fire Department 



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Police Department 



To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover 

< '.i:\tlemen: 

I herewith submit the report of the Police Dept., for the year 
ending I )ecember 31 , 1°42. 

Miscellaneous complaints received and investigated 350 

Ambulance calls covered by Police 19 

Summons served for out of town police 60 

Automobiles stolen in Andover 2 

Automobiles recovered in Andover 3 

Automobiles recovered out of town 2 

Bicycles stolen in Andover 1 2 

Bicycles recovered in Andover 18 

Breaks in camps and dwellings 40 

Doors found open and secured 1 1 1 

Lost children returned to parents 7 

Dogs killed by automobiles 28 

Live wires down and guarded by police 3 

Street lights out reported to L.G. cv E. Co. 384 

Fires covered by police 85 

Dogs lost and returned to owners 23 

Persons notified for out of town police K5 

Suicides reported and investigated 4 

Cattle losl and returned to owners 1 

1 )cad bodies cared for by police 6 

Lights put in dangerous places 3 

False alarm of tire 3 

Tramps put up for the night 1 1 

Runaway children returned to parents 3 

Dwelling houses inspected while owners away 31 

Persons bitten b\ dogs 37 
Animal Inspectoi and B. of 11. notified regarding dog bite- 37 
Articles found and returned t<> owners 
Boanl oi Public Works notified ft dangerous conditions <>t 
streets 

159 



Males Females 

Assault 4 

Rape, assault and attempt 2 

Assault with a dangerous weapon 1 

Breaking and Entering to commit larceny 2 

Larceny and attempt 1 

Larceny of Automobiles 1 

Adultery 1 1 

Town ordinance by law violating 2 

Delinquency 1 

Keeping unlicensed dog 1 

Driving a Motor Vehicle while intoxicated 23 
Drunkenness 84 4 

Motor Vehicle laws violating 47 2 

Lewdness 2 

Neglect or desertion of family, non-support 7 
Tramps, Vagrants 1 

Warrants served for out of town Police 4 

Insane committed to institution 6 2 

Total arrests 206 

Summons served for out of town police on Andover Citizens 46 
Convicted in District Court 202 

Dismissed in District Court 4 

Fines paid in District Court $2,105.00 

Sentenced to House of Correction 23 

Shirley School 2 

Suspended to Shirley 1 

Grand Jury 5 

Superior Court 6 

Stolen property reported valued at $1969 
Stolen property recovered $996 

POLICE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT 
1 1940 Plymouth Sedan 
1 1942 Plymouth Sedan 
Two-Way Police Radio Transmitter 
3 Receiving sets in cars 
1 Receiving set in Shawsheen Booth 

1 regular station radio, for alert messages — war defense 

2 Bullet Proof Vests 

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1 Camera 

2 ( ras ( runs 
2 Gas Clubs 

26 Gas ( rrenades 

16 Revolvers 

2 22 Cal. Targe! Pistols 

2 Riot (inns 
150 Riot Clubs 

100 Steel Helmets 

3 llarley Davidson Motorcycles 

Sam. iv Signs installed on the following strei i 

2 Chestnut and Main Street 
2 Chandler Road 
1 North Street 

7 signs having been repaired and reset Oil streets where damaged. 
Trip Treadle on south side of Chestnut Street Traffic Lights 
rebuilt and resel 

Respectfully submitted. 

GEORGE A. DAM-;, Chief 



if. i 



Board of Health Nurse 
and Agent 



To the Board of Health and Townspeople of Andover: 

I herwith submit my report as Board of Health Nurse and 
Agent for the Town of Andover for the year just ended. This 
report will be brief, but with the idea of covering the important 
aspects of health for the year just passed. 

1942 
Septic Sore Throat 

Dog Bite 48 

Tuberculosis 5 

Scarlet Fever 14 

Chicken Pox 16 

Whooping Cough 19 

Diphtheria 

Measles 82 

Mumps 113 

Anterio Poliomyelitis 

Gonorrhea 3 

Syphilis 1 

German Measles 26 

Lobar Pneumonia 3 

Dysentery Bacillary 

Para Typhoid 1 

Total 331 369 275 

Deaths from Contagious Diseases 

1942 1941 1940 
Lobar Pneumonia 3 2 2 

Tuberculosis 2 2 2 

Total 5 4 4 

May I repeat, this is a war period — a period of emergency. 
It is insistent with good citizenship and patriotism to maintain 
a healthy town. 

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941 


1940 


3 


1 


28 


50 


4 


7 


12 


9 


104 


15 


54 


71 





1 


74- 


52 


21 


51 


1 





2 


2 


1 


10 


62 


2 


3 


3 





1 









Anything tending toward an epidemic oi any description 
should be carefully guarded against and your Board of Health 
will do all in its power to guard against any spread of disease. We 
respectfully seek the cooperation of citizens of Andover. 

As the rationing of foods progresses and many kinds of food are 
almost unobtainable, the housewife will have to be more careful 
in the planning and preparing of her meals. The adult can realize 
the inevitability of the change in his diet and will adjust himself 
accordingly. The school child being active and with the proper 
amount of exercise, fresh air and sleep will not he as great a 
problem as one would think. 

My advice to the mother with a baby is to keep an account 
of his weight, height, and proper development according to his 
age. [f they become below normal, she should consult her family 
physician. 

May I remind you of the free clinics held in Andover each year. 
In the spring, there is the Dog Clinic where you can have your 
dog inoculated against Rabies, which is not only a protection to 
your dog, but also to the general public from the dread disease of 
Rabies. 

Shortly after school opens, a Toxoid Clinic is started to inocu- 
late children to prevent them from contracting diphtheria. It is 
advised to have a child inoculated any time after he is six months 
old. The Baby Clinic is held on the first and third Tuesday of 
each month at the Andover Guild from three to five o'clock in 
the afternoon. During the summer months a vaccination clinic 
for Small Pox is held for children entering school And wherein 
any one who cannol afford 10 pay their physician will be vaccin- 
ated free of charge. These cliniCS have been well attended and 

have proven to be of great .iid to the townspeople. 
Generally at the beginning of the year, the Chadwick Clinic i> 

held. The purpose of this clinic i> to check the spread of Tubercu- 
losis. Parents have been willing to give their consent to the exam- 
ination and X ra\ which is necessar) as part <>f the program ^i 

I his clinic. 

Many boys oi Andovei have entered the armed forces and ma> 
[ state with gratitude that thusfai not one bo) has been returned 
to Andover .titer receiving his physical examination with an) 
signs ot t uberculosis in an) form. 

This year, as in the past \<-ais, man) complaints have been 

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received about the practice of dumping garbage and refuse' upon 
the side of our highways and vacant lots. This practice is a men- 
ace to the health of the community and is unsightly. These of- 
fenses are punishable by law. 

In closing, all contagious diseases must be reported to your 
Board of Health, especially is this true where there is no physician 
in attendance. Parents or guardians have a duty imposed by law 
to observe this important law. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LOTTA M. JOHNSON, R.N. 



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Milk Inspector's Report 



To the Andovek Board of I [ealth : 

As [nspector of Milk I herd)}' submit my report for the year 
1942. 
After inspection of premises and dairy plants the following 

licenses were granted : 

Milk and Cream (all classes) 55 

Oleomargarine Registrations 7 

Pasteurization Establishments 7 

Ice Cream Licenses — retail 4 

There were 92 samples of milk and 20 samples of ere. mi taken 
from various sources and tested for butterfat. lour of milk and 
three of cream were found below requirements, but on second 
samples taken within five days were up to standard. 

Forty phosphase tests were made on suspicious samples and 
10 were found positive, later checks showed negative results. 

1 70 bottles and 21 cans were condemned and destroyed as unfit 
for use. 

1 S lee cream mix and 10 ice cream samples were tested and one 
sample of mix was found below standard. 

In addition to premises granted licenses to sell milk and cream, 
t here were 1 11 pasteurization plants and 83 farm plants inspected 
at unexpected intervals and many conditions were found on 
different inspections which required correction. 

Three ice cream cabinets were condemned as unfit tor use, 

l'«> assist farmer producers and other plants many letters of 
necessity were issued in order that replacements and parts 
sential to conduct of business could be obtained on priority. 

Quarters now used by the inspector of milk are \^v from being 
satisfactory and no credit to a town of this size. No other town 
ha- any such quarters >\\u\ doubt ii any other town this size or 
smaller ever will have. It is recommended that a room be furnished 
t<>r the exclusive use by the inspector ^\ milk and that present 
quarters originall) u^<-<\ l>\ inspector <»t milk and later shared 
with bo called Burplus commodity division b»- restored in ordei 

that more >\).\n- m.iv be available in-trad <>t Ie88 .i- now i> the 

e. Mo other town ha- such an arrangement and Bince offices 
have been found foi main new organizations thru- i- no rea 

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for public health to be neglected as in this case. It is to be hoped 
that action will be taken as soon as possible. 

Many complaints were received regarding flavor of milk, while 
it was unpleasant to taste it was in no way harmful to public 
health, and was caused by changing feed of milk producing cows. 
There were complaints about milk from one producer which was 
entirely justified and caused by producer and distributor failing 
to obey rules and regulations; if it should reoccur it will warrant 
prosecution. 

There were many changes during the year 1942; many dis- 
tributors went out of business, plants closed for duration, and 
worst of all cuts on many farms in number of milk producing 
cows. Plants closed due to inability to obtain deliveries of milk 
and cream due to rationing of tires and gasoline, and shortage of 
labor, distributors went, out of business because of high wages 
offered in defence plants, and cows were cut because producer 
was unable to obtain help and many preferred the shorter hours 
and high wages of defence plants to long hours and hard work on 
farms. Butterfat content of milk has dropped and this in no way 
will affect quality of milk since lowering butterfat will give a 
higher mineral value to milk. 

Oleomargarine has come into use again, and citizens are warned 
to purchase oleomargarine only from firms and establishments 
who have registered with inspector of milk in order that one may 
get the best. All distributors not registered as required by law 
will be prosecuted to full extent of the law, and any person having 
in their possession any oleomargarine and other butter substi- 
tutes for sale will have licenses revoked, if products do not con- 
form to requirements of both state and federal laws. 

All licenses for milk and cream expire on June 1st, 1943 and 
must be renewed on or before that date. All oleomargarine 
licenses or registrations expire May 31st and must be renewed on 
or before that date. 

May I, in conclusion, extend my sincere thanks to all for their 
splendid cooperation during the past year and congratulate all 
producers for their splendid work in face of great odds; without 
this Andover could not have the high quality of dairy products 
produced on Andover Farms. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALFRED C. STACEY, 

Inspector of Milk 

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Report of Town Physician 



Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I herewith submit the annual report of eases seen and treated 
by the undersigned, in the capacity of Town Physician, for the 
Near ending December thirty-first, nineteen hundred forty-two. 

House calls 302 

Office calls 210 

Maternity 

Investigations 2 

Respectfully yours, 

JOHN J. HARTIGAN 






Report of Building Inspector 



December 31, 1942 

Board of Selectmen, Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen : 

I herewith submit my report as Building Inspector from Janu- 
ary 1, 1942 to December 31, 1942: 

Dwellings (new) 6 

Additions and Alterations 32 

Poultry Houses 11 

Garages 8 

Hog Pen 1 

Green House 1 

Tool Shed 1 

Storage Shed 1 

61 

Dormitories in town containing eight or more rooms above the 
second floor were inspected to see that they complied with the 
law relative to safety appliances and a report of each inspection 
was sent to the Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The estimated cost of new construction in the Town during the 
past year is S29,335.00 and additions and alterations, 819,104.00. 

Fees for building permits amounting to fifty dollars and fifty 
cents were collected by me and turned over to the Town Treas- 
urer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN J. DRISCOLL, Building Inspector 



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Report of Tree Warden 

January 1. 194 \ 

To Ike Citizens of Andover: — 

The Andover Village Improvement Society furnished the town 
with 38 young street trees which were se1 out by the tree warden 
a- well as 38 purchased from department funds. 

Very much needed pruning and repair work was carried out 
during 1942. Low branches were removed on several streets il 
being the desire of the war department to have greater road 
clearance on secondary roads. It was necessary to spend a gr< 
deal of time clearing brush from the travelled way on main 
roads. Brush grew unusually fast due to frequent rains and warm 
periods. 

In 1939 the Legislature made it possible for towns toelecl tret- 
wardens for a three-year term. This is in line with election of 
other town officers and many towns have already voted for three 
year terms. A three-year term would be to the advantage of the 
town as it would tend to hold experienced men in office and in- 
duce qualified men to run for office, 

A tree warden derives all his powers from the Legislature and is 
it-> agent in carrying them out in the town where he is elected. 

We often consider the trees we plant and tree- that grow nat- 
urally on a public way or on the boundaries thereof a- belonging 
to the town, a supreme court decision holds them also to be public 
-hade trees for the benefit and enjoyment of all the inhabitants ol 
the Commonwealth. However these trees are of great value to a 
town in attractiveness, in shading and cooling our streets and 
homes in summer and as a business asset l>y inducing new citizens 
to build their homes here. 

\\ c need id be on our guard against Injuries, insects and dis 
ai all time-. I i\c elm trees infected with Dutch elm disease . 
found in western Massachusetts. Search will goon next summei 
i<ii an) othei infected nee- but lack <>t experienced men ma 
control difficult. 

I 1 1 dc i present conditions I advise an appropriation ol $5,000.1)0 

l( >t t ice w< »i 1. in I'M v 

K< ape< i fully submit ted, 

( d I )U< d R VBB( HI. Tret Wa 

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Report of Moth Superintendent 

January 1, 1943 
Board of Selectmen, Town of Andover 

Gentlemen : — 

In a review of the insect pests of 1942, Tent Caterpillars in- 
creased very noticeably and caused considerable damage. These 
insects developed in size very rapidly during a period of very 
warm weather in late April. About 500 Brown Tail nests were 
found and destroyed last March. Young Gypsy Moth caterpillars 
were very numerous but due to unfavorable weather, parasites, 
disease and control methods they caused less damage to foliage 
than any year since 1938. Elm Leaf beetles and Larch Case 
Bearers were well controlled. Aphids, leafhoppers and other suck- 
ing insects were very numerous during the summer. The so-called 
honey dew juices thrown off by these insects onto the foliage was 
attacked by a sooty fungus leaving a black deposit on the foliage 
and twigs. Chinch bugs increased rapidly in some places to cause 
injury to lawns. Fall webworms were more numerous in August 
and September. 

For 1943 we may expect an increase in Tent caterpillars which 
attack the foliage of fruit trees and varieties of wild cherry in 
early spring leaving unsightly nests in the branches. Gypsy moth 
egg clusters while well distributed are not as heavy this winter 
and the caterpillars should cause less damage than for the past 
few years. It is hoped that other insect pests will not be above 
normal. 

While some kinds of insecticides and fungicides may be scarce, 
arsenate of lead is reported in good supply at some extra cost. 
Some towns and cities appropriated funds and purchased insec- 
'ticides in the fall for their 1943 needs. Whether insecticides will 
be restricted, gasoline available to operate our spraying machines 
or a labor shortage restrict operations are problems and uncer- 
tainties of 1943. 

Under present conditions I recommend that $4,800.00 be ap- 
propriated for control work in 1943. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE R. ABBOTT, Moth Superintendent 
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Spring Grove Cemetery 



The Trustees ol Spring Grove ( emetery submit their annua! 
report for the year 1942. 

U>6 feel of new curbing were laid on the West side of the ceme- 
tery .ind 586 feet of old curbing removed and replaced. 

All the shrubs in the nursery have been reset out in different 
sections of the cemetery and the plot seeded down. 

20 lots have been sold during the year, several of which are in 

the new plate section. 

Cement steps from the Legion lot to the plate section have been 
Installed. 

The Legion Lot has been topped dressed and reseeded. The 

cannon in front of said lot has been removed tor -crap iron to 
help win the war. A raised tulip bed has been set out in it- pi 

An attractive garden with a fountain has been set out in tin- 
plot in front of the tomb, from materials th.it were on hand. 

The land abutting the cemetery wall on Abbot Street has been 
trimmed up and the appearance greatly improved. 

There were 16 interments during the year. 
The income from perpetual care funds, interments etc. for 

the year amounted t«> $4,1 15.34 out of an expended appropriation 
18,541.89, In addition the sum of $2,810.25 was realized from 

t he -ale <>t new perpet ual art- lots. 

Respectfully submitted. 

I RANK R. PETTY, Chairman 

I REDERICK 1.(111 EVER, - 

FRED G. CHENEY 

CLI1 l < >RD \\ . Di \\l 1 I S 

(Mbit )|<|) | \I \Rs|| \| I 



171 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 



December 31, 1942 
To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Andover: 

Gentlemen : 

I hereby submit my annual report for the year 1942 : 





SCALES 










A djusted 


Sealed 


Condem. 


Platform over 10,000 lbs. 




3 


7 





Platform under 5000 lbs. 




27 


47 





Counter 100 lbs. or over 







6 





Counter under 100 lbs. 







47 


2 


Beam over 100 lbs. 




1 


2 





Spring 100 lbs. or over 







3 





Spring under 100 lbs. 




18 


49 


1 


Computing under 100 lbs. 




1 


26 





Personal weighing (slot) 




6 


18 





Prescription 







4 





WEIGHTS AND 


MEASURES 






Avoirdupois 







229 


1 


Apothecary 







55 





Metrics 







16 





Liquid Measures 







41 





Oil Jars 







14 





Meters over 1 inch 




1 


3 





Gasoline Pumps 




5 


55N.S, 


.90 


Oil Measuring Pumps 







16 





Grease Measuring Pumps 







26 





Quantity Measure on Pum 


ps 





31 





Yard Sticks 







9 






I have collected from December 1, 1941 to November 30, 1942 
$115.47 (one hundred and fifteen dollars and forty-seven cents). 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEWIS N. MEARS, 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

172 



Report of Wire Inspector 



January 18, 1943 
Board of Selectmen, Andovcr, Massachusetts 

< .1 \ ["LEMEN : 

I hereby submit the following report on Wire Inspections 
covered by me for the year 1942. 

Number of Inspections 102 

Collected and turned over to the Treasurer, 
Town of Andover $51 .00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM J. YOl V -. Wire Inspi 



L73 



Town of Andover — Jury List 



JUNE, 1942 



Abbott, Harold E. 
Anderson, Burtt M. 
Anderson, John A. 
Anderson, John H. 
Angus, Wallace H. 
Ashburn, James R. 
Auchterlonie, John C. 
Auty, Herbert W. 
Bachman, Herbert L. 
Bailey, Ralph A. 
Bancroft, William A. 
Barnard, Foster C. 
Barraclough, Thomas B. 
Barrett, Patrick J. 
Barron, William F. 
Batcheller, Kirk R. 
Bissett, James T. 
Black, David D. 
Bliss, Arthur 
Boutwell, Everett S. 
Boutwell, Sherman W. 
Brierly, James 
Brown, Robert E. 
Buchan, Raymond L. 
Burke, Michael A. 
Burton, Everett D. 
Buttrick, Frank A. 
Buzzell, William O. 
Cannon, Gordon R. 
Carlton, Tyler F. 
Carter, George A. 
Cheney, Fred G. 
Chipman, Reeve 
Clark, Thomas T. 
Colbath, Howard L. 
Collins, Andrew 



Wool Dealer 

Plumber 

Farmer 

Retired 

Chauffeur 

Salesman 

Blacksmith 

Foreman 

Janitor 

Salesman 

Meat Business 

Trustee 

Broker 

Ins. Collector 

Gas. Sta. Oper. 

Salesman 

Rec. worker 

Insurance 

Retired 

Farmer 

Designer 

Operator 

Inspector 

Retired 

Undertaker 

Manager 

Trustee 

Retired 

Odd Work 

Civil Engineer 

Janitor 

Retired 

Tourist Agency 

Builder 

Laborer 

Manager 

174 



83 Bartlet St. 
81 Chestnut St. 
Ballardvale Rd. 

3 William St. 
18 Walnut Ave. 

135 Haverhill St. 

65 Red Spring Rd. 

6 Chestnut St 

18 Stratford Rd. 

Porter Rd. 

Rocky Hill Rd. 

3 Cabot Rd. 

15 Argyle St. 

102 Chestnut St. 

Haggetts Pd. Rd. 

161 Lowell St. 

98 North Main St. 

72 Elm St. 

1 Hidden Rd. 

High Plain Rd. 

163 Shawsheen Rd. 

Tewksbury St. 

48 Morton St. 

Lincoln St. 

383 No. Main St. 

13 Maple Ave. 

15 Wolcott Ave. 

151 Chestnut St. 

54 Salem St. 

18 Cheever Circle 

6 Wolcott Ave. 

83 Maple Ave. 

5 Morton St. 

4 Stirling St. 

River St. 
18 Wolcott Ave. 



Corliss, William B. Laborer 

Coutts, David L. Printer 

Cutler, Granville K. Dyer 

Dalton, Charles F. Druggist 

Daniels, Roy A. Electrician 

Davis, Charles W. Operative 

Dearborn, Roy S. Real Estate 
D'Entremont, Francis H. Salesman 

Deyermond, Robert V. Painter 

Deyermond, Robert V. Janitor 

Disbrow, George W. Farmer 

Disbrow, Walter A. Farmer 

Dole, Percy J. Trucking 

Driscoll, John J. Carpenter 

Emerson, Charles F. Retired 

Fleming, Edward H. Chauffeur 

Fleming, John J. Contractor 

Flint, Edwin M. Farmer 

Forbes, David A. Janitor 

Froburg, Albion F. Farmer 

Gordon, Walter N. Clerk 

Graham, Arthur M. Clerk 

Hannon, Laurence J. Foreman 

Hatch, William G. Janitor 

Harrington, Warren A. Clerk 

Hill, Charles A. Electrician 

Holt, Percy R. Clerk 

I lulme, Samuel P. Real Estate 

Jackson, Arthur R. Carpenter 

Johnson, Leonard P. Engineer 

Judge, Homer G. Carpenter 

Kinsman, Leslie S. Salesman 

Kyle, William F. Clerk 

Livingston, 1 larold Florist 

Loomer, Amos Retired 

Lynch, James A. Farmer 

Mahoney, Timothy J. Clerk 

McDonald, William L. Bookkeeper 

M« ■( »hie, ( ravin 1 1. Fireman 

Mears, Lewis V Clei k 



High Plain Rd. 

2 Florence St. 

99 Shawsheen Rd. 

70 Chestnut St. 

78 Chestnut St. 

57 Park St. 

109 Elm St. 

38 Florence St. 

Salem St. 

91 Elm St. 

Chandler Rd. 

Chandler Rd. 

19 Washington Ave. 

36 Summer St. 

72 Park St. 
5 Fleming Ave. 

37 Maple Ave. 
Pleasant St. 

1 Sweeney Ct. 

151 Elm St. 

47 Union St. 

38 Whittier St. 

63 High St. 

6 Summer St. 

36 High St. 

13 Chestnut St. 

6 Morton St. 

61 Elm St. 

221 So. Main St. 

22 York Si. 

93 Summer St. 

IS Summer St. 

75 Elm St. 

107 Abbot St. 

Andover St. 

Cr.i\ Rd. 

3 1 Florence Si . 

57 Railroad St . 
Clark Rd 

Andovei St 



175 



Milne, David 
Morrissey, William B. 
Morse, H. Allison 
Morse, Walter I. 
Nason, Harry C. 
Nelligan, Francis A. 
Nolan, James A. 
Noyes, John L. 
Oldroyd, Joseph 
Petrie, George B. 
Petty, Frank R. 
Pike, John N. 
Pike, Walter E. 
Poland, Burdette J. 
Pomeroy, Llewellyn D. 
Remington, J. Augustus 
Remmes, Joseph T. 
Rennie, George 
Ripley, Philip F. 
Ripley, Walter C. 
Robb, James G. 
Rockwell, Henry D., Jr. 
Roundy, Glenn H. 
Ryley, James 
Saunders, Leonard 
Scholtz, Samuel H. 
Shaw, Irving R. 
Sherry, Frank R. 
Smith, Fred H. 
Stirling, William 
Sullivan, Augustine P. 
Thornton, E. Burke 
Titcomb, William S. 
Trow, Henry J. 
Weeks, Eugene M. 
West, Archibald L. 
Whiteway, Hayward G. 



Laborer 

Electrician 

Salesman 

Laborer 

Carpenter 

Compositor 

Salesman 

Farmer 

Crossing Tender 

Laborer 

Clerk 

Bricklayer 

Guard 

Photographer 

Electrician 

Agent 

Electrician 

Farmer 

Retired 

Painter 

Operative 

Carder 

Printer 

Clerk 

Retired 

Superintendent 

Wool sorter 

Pattern Maker 

Foreman 

Janitor 

Accountant 

Retired 

Mill Executive 

Truck Driver 

Salesman 

Electrician 

Carpenter 



20 Cuba St. 

66 Poor St. 

27 Summer St. 

30 No. Main St. 

River St. 

9 Carmel Rd. 

7 Cuba St. 
Love joy Rd. 

Center St., B. V. 

6 Chickering Ct. 

Center St., B. V. 

53 Essex St. 

Lowell St. 

126 Main St. 

Foster's Pond 

354 No. Main St. 

Woodland Rd. 

Argilla Rd. 

7 Abbot St. 

Hall Ave., B. V. 

94 No. Main St. 

47 Cuba St. 

73 Maple Ave. 

50 Salem St. 

61 High St. 

Ballardvale Rd. 

Andover St. 

Andover St. 

95 Maple Ave. 

8 Cuba St. 
34 Essex St. 

Carmel Rd. 

15 Chandler Rd. 

River St. 

19 Wolcott Ave. 

21 Pine St. 

3 Ferndale Ave. 



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Trustees of Memorial Hall 
Library 



NATHAN C. MAMI3LIN BURTON S. FLAGG 

WINSOR GALE PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

HENRY G. TYER MARY BYERSSMITH 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

Chairman 
PHILIP F. RIPLEY 

Secretary and Treasurer 
WINSOR GALE 

Librarian 
MIRIAM PUTNAM 

MARGARET 1). MANNING, Catalog Librarian 
DOROTHY II. RUHL, Circulation Librarian 
NANCY E. BABCOCK, General Assistant 

EVELYN R. ROBINSON, Children's Librarian 
SARAH A. BALLARD, Assistant Children's Librarian 
SOPHYE F. SIMON, Branch Librarian, BaUardvale 

Janitor 

VRCHIBALD I >. MA( I \KI \ 



i,, 



Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 



At the close of the 1942 fiscal year, the Trustees had the follow- 
ing monies on hand : 

4 shrs. American Telephone & Telegraph Co. ) 

$5,000 Bangor & Aroostook Railroad 4% 1951 
2,000 Boston & Albany Railroad 5% 1963 
1,000 Boston & Maine Railroad 4% 1960 
1,000 Boston & Maine Railroad Income Bonds 
1,000 Central New York Power Corp. 3^% 1962 
7,500 Chicago Railways Co. 5% C.F.D. 
1,000 City of Detroit 4^% 1951 
3,000 Eastern Gas & Fuel Associates 4% 1956 
3,000 New England Power Association 5% 1948 
1,000 New England Telephone & Telegraph Co. 5% 

1952 
. 1,000 New York Steam Corp. 3^ 2 % 1963 
3,000 Northern States Power Co. 3^% 1967 
5,000 Pennsylvania Co. 4% 1963 
6,000 Pennsylvania Railroad Co. 434% 1984 
5,000 Puget Sound Power & Light Co. 4^% 1950 
1,000 Philadelphia Electric Co. 3V 2 % 1967 
3,000 U.S. Treasury 3% 1946 

Massachusetts Savings Banks 

Federal Savings & Loan Associations 

Income Invested 

Income on Hand 

$84,144.48 
WINSOR GALE, Treasurer 

The above securities and cash have been inspected by the 
Investment Committee and found correct. 

BURTON S. FLAGG 
NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 



178 



571. 


50 


5,000. 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000. 


00 


1,000. 


00 


1,000. 


00 


7,500. 


00 


1,000. 


00 


3,000. 


00 


3,000. 


00 


1,000. 


00 


1,000. 


00 


3,000. 


00 


5,000. 


00 


6,000. 


00 


5,000. 


00 


1,000. 


00 


3,000. 


00 


7,896. 


27 


26,000. 


00 


25. 


82 


150. 


89 



Report of the Memorial Hall Librarian 



The year 1942 will long be remembered as a time of unprece- 
dented change from the impact of which no individual or institu- 
tion escaped. Unusual demands, occasioned by the war, have 
found public library patterns of service flexible enough to meet 
them. If the focus point has shifted a bit, it does not mean in any 
sense that the library has abandoned its primary obligation 
which is to make available through books the cultural heritage 
of mankind. 

This year has seen an increased interest in books of current 
history, in personal narratives of the war, and in books about 
hitherto unknown places now the far flung theatres of war. Ex- 
tremely popular, also, have been algebras, geometries and books 
on aeronautics, meteorology and navigation as young men have 
studied to prepare themselves for the armed services. Continued 
use has been made of our technical book collection and in no 
other year has the library bought so heavily of books on technical 
subjects. 

Restrictions on travel, rationing regulations, new emphasis on 
nutrition, consumer needs and the education of the citizen in a 
world at war, too, have had their effect upon reading habits. 
During the summer, to cite one example, our most frequent re- 
quests were for books on building outdoor fireplaces, planning 
picnics and other outdoor activities. 

The Library is maintaining a subject index to the main timck 
publications emanating from the federal government and other 
agencies designed to acquaint the average citizen with develop- 
ments along the production front, the rationing program, op- 
portunities in the armed forces, and the other .isperts of the 
civilian and national defense program. Library bulletin boards 
throughout the year have been used to display newspaper clip- 
pings, posters .md other materials bearing on national and local 
civilian defense activities and exhibits <>t' books on allied subjects 

have been featured frequently. 

In cooperation with community defense groups, l><>»>k lists have 
been distributed and book exhibits arranged at a number of 
civilian defense courses. A nutrition book shelf has been >rt aside 
for the use of members of the Parent Teachers Nutrition cou 

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A list of books of probable interest to inductees has been posted 
at the Selective Service Office; another on nutrition at Red 
Cross Headquarters. 

Andover has contributed some 5500 books to the Victory Book 
Campaign, the largest concerted drive ever undertaken to procure 
books for men in the armed forces. Books have been sent to the 
Military Police Post here in Andover, to Fort Devens and U.S.O. 
centers. It was not found feasible as first planned to send wom- 
en's and children's books to bombed and industrial areas so 
many of these books have been given to local hospitals and in- 
firmaries. 

Important as these war time activities are it is well to remem- 
ber as a London librarian has so ably done that ''it is useless and 
indeed impossible to win the war if we lose faith in the essential 
value, such as in the power and beauty of the written word, the 
achievements of the human mind and imagination, the glories of 
the past, and the idea of progress." We know with Milton that 
"books are not absolutely dead things" and we know, too, that 
libraries have an enormous opportunity to show people how living 
they really are. It is idle to send young men to fight for a way of 
life, if we in libraries, in schools and on the home front are not 
prepared to spend every energy protecting the things of the mind 
and spirit for which they fight. Books are our weapons and while 
they may be able to play little part in altering the shape of 
things as they are, they must have an enormous influence on the 
shape of things to come in making real to all the nature and 
power of democracy, in helping in the formulation of ideals and 
policies looking toward a post war world based on justice and 
reason. 

Book selection thus is of tremendous importance since not only 
is it necessary that book collections be adequately maintained 
but that as the nerve center of the library's service, they do not 
remain static but are renewed constantly through the addition of 
books which reflect competently the times in which we are living. 
It is no easy task at best for the library to choose from the 
thousands of books pouring off the presses each year those which 
will best suit the varying needs of the book borrowing public, 
best meet emergency needs, be best calculated to serve a useful 
purpose beyond this present crisis. 

The ultimate test of a library's ability to select the right books 

180 



is whether or not these books find t heir reading public for if t he\ 
do not, it matters not how meticulous the care exercised in their 
selection. The place where the library's book selection policy can 
best be tested is in the circulation department or wherever the 
professional staff comes into contact with the reading needs of 
men and women, boys and girls. Remembered instances conic to 
mind which show how much the right book at the light time can 
mean to individuals. For example there is the young man who 
said, "When I was in high school, I read nothing but westerns but 
now I'm reading better things. I sat up until four o'clock to finish 
Forester's Captain From Connecticut." Remembered also is the 
woman, able to read but little, who was thrilled at the beautiful 
photographic picture book The River who said, "I am not going 
to work tonight, I am going to look at my book"; the soldier 
temporarily billeted in Andover who borrowed the Education of 
Hyman Kaplan as relaxation for his leisure moments; the woman, 
recently from Europe, who, seeking new roots, wanted books 
which would interpret American ways and customs to her; the 
young man who gave library books full credit for his success in 
passing the examinations into the Naval Flying Cadets. 

Reference questions have been many and varied ranging all the 
way from a request to indentify train whistles to a request for 
material on how to twirl a baton. Although generally the library 
book collection is equal to most demands upon it, there are 
times when it is necessary to call upon other resources; namely, 
in the instance of the train whistles to get help from the Boston 
.aid Maine Railroad. 

The library has proved the value of small and carefully selected 
collections of books in bringing to the lore books which, it left to 
the comparative obscurity of the stacks, might have escaped 

notice. In an attempt to focus attention upon books which il- 
luminate the problems oi our present-day world, a small section 
of the book stacks in the main leading room has been given OVei 

to .1 collection <>i books, pamphlets, magazines which we have 

called Windows on Out World. Here in close pio\iinit\ ,nc di 

\ erse thinkei - <»t every time and age. 

One ot the most vit.il wa\s in which the library serves its 
community in war time or an} time is through its work with boys 
and girls, Through books in .1 Young People's Library 1U ' U 
worlds oi beaut} and imagination are opened to boys and girls 

1st 



which might otherwise, for many at least, remain unknown. 
Through books the library, too, can present to boys and girls 
the semblance of a normal world even though the reality be 
otherwise. 

Circulation figures reveal that boys and girls in spite of com- 
peting activities managed to read more books in 1942 than in 
1941. 40,393 books, 37% of the total number of books circulated— 
a very high proportion indeed — were issued to boys and girls. 
Of this number 14,601 were borrowed from the classroom libra- 
ries in the elementary schools. 

The Young People's Library has shown signs of healthy activi- 
ty this past year as anyone w T ho may have visited it on a busy 
afternoon and seen it filled with obviously interested boys and 
girls can attest. There is no doubt that boys and girls want books. 
The emphasis this year has been placed in developing interest in 
reading, not just the obvious, but the unusual books as well. 
Increased use of the Young People's Library by parents has been 
quite apparent and indicates that they are well aware of the place 
of books in the lives of boys and girls. A sixth grade library 
council, a new feature this year, has met frequently at the 
library to plan book talks in which council members participated 
and has served on the whole as a very good link between the 
library and other six graders through out the schools. Book talks 
by the members of the staff in addition to usual activities have 
done a good deal to keep interest in books and the library high. 

An extremely interesting experiment, stemming out of the 
belief that boys and girls are individuals and should be so treated, 
was carried on this year. Especially mature readers among the 
ninth graders were permitted to use the adult library. Reading 
records were kept and while they have not been completely 
analyzed, they showed as we were sure that they would, that 
maturity of reading interests and chronological age do not always 
coincide. 

Book talks, panel discussions and other activities served to 
make the Henry C. Sanborn Library a lively place. 5188 books 
were circulated during the year, an average of thirteen per stu- 
dent, an excellent record considering the fact that the library 
gives only part-time service. The Memorial Hall Library co- 
operated in the school's annual book week program by providing 
two films : From Cover to Cover and A Day in a School Library. 

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Again this year ninth grade boys and girls visited the library 

at the end of the school year to sign for adult card;-, and to become 
acquainted with the upstairs library. A special browsing corner 
has been set aside where attractive editions and books of special 
interest to this group are housed. 

Our work with boys and girls of high school age is of great im- 
portance for we must see to it that the enthusiasms for books and 
reading gained in our Young People's Library are carried over 
into adult life. Particularly in these days must we bring to our 
young people, whose expectation of formal education has been 
prematurely ended, as rich a cultural background as possible. We 
look forward to a time when we can extend our readers' advisory 
service at the Punchard High School and when we can do more in 
the way of book talks and book discussions, all of which play an 
important part in stimulating interest in books. 

The course on the Reading Interests of Boys and Girls, spon- 
sored by the Library and part of the adult education program 
of the Andover Evening Study Groups was, in spite of a small 
enrollment, a great success. The course was planned by Miss 
Robinson who gave all the lectures but the last two: one of which 
was given by Miss Alice M. Jordan, formerly Supervisor of Work 
with Boys and Girls in the Boston Public Library, who traced the 
historical development of children's books; the other, by Mrs. 
Grace Allen Hogarth, Editor of Children's Books for Houghton 
Mifflin, who spoke on children's book publishing. 

Our adult vocational counseling service on Monday evenings 
from seven until nine o'clock under the direction of trained 
counsellors, was carried on from January until June. Because of 
emergency demands upon their time, the counsellors are unable 
to carry on this service. It is possible that a program of an informal 
character comprising discussion groups and occasional film 

presentations may be worked out. 

The acquisition of a second hand mimeograph has made it 

possible for the library to issue more frequent book lists and to 

give them wider distribution. In addition to our monthly book 

bulletin, The New Hook S<im(>l<-r, the following book lists have 

been prepared and mimeographed during tin- year; Food for the 
Family, Gardens for Victory, Adventuring with Book-. V 
Endure, Sixt} Outstanding Books of 1942, Books foi .1 Child's 
Nome Library, Civilian Defense, Hie Cooperative \\.i\. !•• 

LS3 



for the Christmas Tree. These do not include the individual read- 
ing lists compiled to meet specific needs. 

Economy in cataloging procedures has been effected by adopt- 
ing Library of Congress and H. W. Wilson printed catalog cards 
which in addition bring to the library the bibliographic skill of 
experts. 

The Massachusetts Library Association Classification Standard 
for Massachusetts Public Libraries was adopted in principle by 
the Library Board of Trustees. Increases granted this year have 
brought the general salary level more nearly in line with accepted 
library standards. At the same time the staff working week has 
been increased to forty hours, the average working schedule in 
most libraries. 

During this year two Simmons girls, Miss Evelyn Buck and 
Miss Mary Zecchini, did their two weeks' field work in our 
library. We were delighted to give them their first taste of real 
library work and to be able to make a small contribution to the 
library profession. 

In addition to the defense groups the following organizations 
held meetings in the library building: League of Women Voters, 
Adult Education classes, Andover Village Improvement Society, 
Committee of Minute Women, Andover Historical Society, 
Chinese-Russian Relief Committee, Andover Cooperative Society 
Merrimack Valley Social Work Conference. 

The Librarian has spoken before the following groups: Law- 
rence Young Women's Christian Association, Ballardvale Con- 
gregational Church Christian Endeavor Society, Merrimack 
Valley Vocational Guidance Association on "What the Public 
Library can Contribute to a Community Vocational Guidance 
Service," Junior Women's Guild at Christ Church, Margaret 
Slattery class. Miss Robinson has spoken to the following groups: 
North Andover Parent Teachers Association, Literature Depart- 
ment of the November Club, Margaret Slattery Class, Business 
Girls' Group at the Lawrence Young Women's Christian Associa- 
tion, New England School Library Association, Methodist 
Church in Bradford. She has also led an extremely interesting 
panel discussion "Do Librarians Choose Books Boys and Girls 
Like" at the fall meeting of the North Shore Library Club. 

Members of the staff have been active in community defense 
activities. Four members have their first aid certificates; one is an 

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air raid warden, another, a member of the Red Cross Motor 
Corps. 

Staff meetings have been planned to allow the maximum of 
staff participation and to include discussion of library problems. 
Miss Jordan spoke to the staff at one meeting on early children's 
books and at another, Miss Underhill reminisced delightfully 
about early days in the library profession. 

The Librarian attended the American Library Association 
conference at Milwaukee in June; Miss Robinson the Columbia 
School of Library Service for a third summer. 

After thirty-four years of devoted service, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Donaldson retired in July. We shall not soon forget her part in 
making the library an attractive place. 

Due to pressure of professional work, Mr. George F. Sawyer 
did not seek reelection to the Board of Trustees. However, we 
shall continue to count upon his interest in the library and its 
welfare. Mr. Winsor Gale was elected Trustee in his place and 
succeeds him as secretary and treasurer of the Board. 

For the various gifts to the library of books, magazines and 
flowers the Library makes grateful acknowledgment. We are 
particularly grateful to Mrs. Ripley Bullen for arranging the 
many fascinating and unusual exhibits in our Young People's 
Room. We should like to thank also Mr. Fred Collins, who in 
spite of transportation difficulties has continued to transport our 
school deposits to the Central and Bradlee Schools; Miss Caroline 
M. Lnderhill for her indefatigable efforts in behalf of the Victory 
Book Campaign; Shattuck's Express and the Andover Red 
Cross Motor Corps for generously providing much needed trans- 
portation. 

Against possible air attacks the Young People's Library, desig- 
nated as an official air raid shelter, has been equipped with black 
out screens and as a further precaution water has been piped to 
the second floor. The main physical improvement undertaken 
during the year was the painting of the exterior of the library. 

We should like to close this report with a very pertinent story 
of an Oxford professor who when asked what he was doing to 
uphold civilization in this fight replied: "I am the civilization 
they are fighting tor." Such an answer might be made to any, if 

such there be, who doubt the place of the public library in our 

all-out w ar effort. 

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I wish to express my appreciation to the members of the 
Board of Trustees for their wise counsel and to the members of 
the Library Staff for their cooperation without which there 
could have been no report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MIRIAM PUTNAM, Librarian 



STATISTICS OF LIBRARY USE 



BOOK STOCK 








Adult 


Juvenile 


Total 


Vols, at beginning of the year 


30,989 


6,799 


37,788 


Vols, added by purchase 


1,391 


570 


1,961 


Vols, added by gift 


160 


45 


205 


Vols, added by binding 


30 


1 


31 


Total volumes added 


1,581 


616 


2,197 


Volumes lost or withdrawn 


1,082 


367 


1,449 


Total volumes at end of year 


31,488 


7,048 


38,536 



Periodicals currently received (Titles, Copies) 76, 



USE 
Vols, of adult fiction loaned 
Vols, of adult non-fiction loaned 
No. of books for children loaned 
Total number of volumes loaned 



REGISTRATION 

Borrowers registered during year 
Total number of registered borrowers 
Circulation per capita 9 . 8 

* Adult reregistration, May 1941 

t Juvenile reregistration, October 1942 



Volumes 
47,871 
20,901 
40,393 

109,165 


% of total circ. 
43.7 
19.2 

37 


Adult Juvenile 


Total 


875 
*2955 


194 
f497 




1069 
3452 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Forty-first Annual Report 

of the 

Board of Public Works 



EMBRACING THE FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT 

of WATER COMMISSIONERS and FORTY- 

SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT of SEWER 

COMMISSIONERS 



For the Year Ending 
DECEMBER 31, 1942 

1943 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 



*John H. Flint 

*Wm. S. Jenkins 
*Wm. S. Jenkins 



* James P. 



1889-1899 
Butter-field 



SEWER COMMISSIONERS 

1893-1894 
*John L. Smith 

1894-1899 
*John L. Smith 



*Felix G. Haynes 



*Charles E. Abbott 



*John E. Smith 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS 



1899-1902 
*John H. Flint 
*Wm. S. Jenkins 
*John L. Smith 
*James P. Butterfield 
*Felix G. Haynes 

1903-1906 
*John L. Smith 
*Felix G. Havnes 
*John W. Bell 
*Lewis T. Hardy 
James C. Sawyer 

1906-1907 
*Felix G. Haynes 
*John W. Bell. Treas. 
James C. Sawyer, Sec'y. 
*Lewis T. Hardy 
*Harry M. Eames 

1907-1908 
*Felix G. Haynes 
*John W. Bell, Treas. 
James C. Sawyer, Sec'y. 
*Lewis T. Hardy 

* Andrew McTernen 

1908-1912 
*Lewis T. Hardy 
*John W. Bell, Treas. 
James C. Sawyer, Sec'y. 

* Andrew McTernen 
*Willis B. Hodgkins 

1913-1914 

*Lewis T. Hardy ('16) 
*Barnett Rogers ('16) 

* Andrew McTernen ('15) 
*Thos. E. Rhodes, Sec'y. ('14) 
*Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('15) 

1914-1916 

*Thos. E. Rhodes ('19) 
*Barnett Rogers ('16) 
*Lewis T. Hardy ('16) 

* Andrew McTernen, Sec'y. ('18) 
*Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) 

1916-1917 

*Barnett Rogers ('19) 
*Thos. E. Rhodes ('17) 

* Andrew McTernen ('18) 
Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y. ('19) 
*Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) 

1917-1918 

* Bar net t Rogers (*19) 
*Thos. E. Rhodes ('20) 

* Andrew McTernen ('18) 
Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec' v. ('19) 

* Willis B. Hodgkins, Treas. ('18) 



1918-1919 
*Barnett Rogers (*22) 
^Andrew McTernen ('21) 
Philip L. Hardy ('21) 
Chas. B. Baldwin, Sec'y. ('22) 



1932-1933 
Wm. D. Mclntyre C36) 
W. I. Morse ('35) 
John H. Playdon ('36) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 



^Thos. E. Rhodes, Treas. ('20) Henry A. Bodwell ('34) 



'Deceased 



1919-1920-1921 
*Barnett Rogers ('22) 
William D. Mclntyre ('21) 
*Arthur T. Boutwell ('22) 
Philip L. Hardy, Sec'y. ('21) 
*Thos. E. Rhodes, Treas. ('23) 

1922-1923 
*Thos. E. Rhodes ('23) 
Philip L. Hardy ('24) 
Wm. D. Mclntvre, Treas. ('24) 
*Arthur T. Boutwell ('25) 
Edward Shattuck ('25) 

1923-1924 

Philip L. Hardy ('27) 

William D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('27) 

* Arthur T. Boutwell, Treas. ('25) 
Edward Shattuck ('25) 
Walter I. Morse ('26) 

1924-1925-1926 
Philip L. Hardy ('27) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('27) 

* Arthur T. Boutwell, Treas. ('28) 
*Thos. E. Rhodes ('28) 
Walter I. Morse ('29) 

1927 

* Arthur T. Boutwell ('28) 
*Thos. E. Rhodes ('28) 
Walter I. Morse, Treas. ('29) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('30) 
George H. Winslow ('30) 

1928-1929 

* Arthur T. Boutwell ('31) 
W. I. Morse Treas. ('32) 
Wm. D. Mclntyre, Sec'y. ('30) 
George H. Winslow ('30) 
Thos. P. Dea (31) 

1929-1930 
Wm. D. Mclntyre {'33) 
W. I. Morse, Treas. ('32) 
George H. Winslow. Sec'y. ('33) 
*Arthur T. Boutwell ('31) 
Thos. P. Dea ('31) 

1930-1931 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('33) 
W. I. Morse, Treas. ('32) 
George H. Winslow, Sec'y. ('33) 
Thos. P. Dea ('34) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 

1931-1932 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('33) 
W. I. Morse ('35) 
Thos. P. Dea ('34) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('34) 
John H. Playdon ('33) 

SUPERINTENDENT 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD 

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1933-1934-1935 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('36) 
W. I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Playdon ('36) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('37) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('37) 

1934-1935-1936 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 
W. I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Plavdon ('39) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('37) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('37) 

1935-1936-1937 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 
W. I. Morse ('38) 
John H. Playdon ('39) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
Henry A. Bodwell ("40) 

1938-1939 
Wm. D. Mclntyre ('39) 
John H. Playdon ('39) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('40) 
Sidney P. White ('41) 

1939-1940 
Sidnev P. White ('41) 
Henry A. Bodwell ('40) 
Frank A. Buttrick ('40) 
John H. Plavdon (42) 
Edward P. Hall ('42) 

1940-1941 
Sidney P. White ('41) 
John H. Playdon ('42) 
Edward P. Hall ('42) 
William F. Barron ('43) 
John B. White ('43) 

1941-1942 
Sidney P. White ('44) 
John H. Plavdon ('42) 
Edward P. Hall ('42) 
William F. Barron ('43) 
John B.White ('43) 

1942-1943 

Sidney P. White ('44) 
William F. Barron ('43) 
John B. White ('43) 
Jesse Bottomley ('45) 
Fred W. Doyle ('45) 



Board of Public Works 



Andover, Mass. 
February 3, 1943 

The Board of Public Works voted to adopt the following report 
of the Superintendent as its report for 1942 with recommenda- 
tions for 1943. 

SIDNEY P. WHITE, Chairman 
FRED W. DOYLE, Secretary 
WILLIAM F. BARRON 
JOHN B. WHITE 
JESSE BOTTOMLEY 



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Superintendent's Report 



To the Board of Public Works: 

Gentlemen : 

The major activities and developments in the Water, Highway, 
Sewer and Park Departments during the year which ended 
December 31, 1942 were as follows: 



WATER DEPARTMENT 

Under Articles 30-37 of the 1940 Warrant and Article 19 of the 
1941 Warrant, eight hundred and twenty-five feet of six-inch 
water main were installed on Lincoln Street, connecting two six- 
inch dead ends. This work was started in 1941 and completed in 
1942. Under Articles 30-37 of the 1940 Warrant and Article 13 of 
the 1942 W T arrant, seven hundred and twenty feet of six-inch 
water main were installed on Hidden Road from a former dead 
end in front of the property of Mr. Harold C. Dunn to a point 
just north of the corner of Sunset Rock Road. 

The materials and blasting for the above installations were 
paid for by the Town while the labor, with the exception of super- 
vision and caulking, was supplied by the Work Projects Adminis- 
tration. 

Permanent no-parking signs were erected on Haggetts Pond 
Road in the way of the Pond. 

The tar roof between the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station and 
the coal shed was repaired by George W. Home Company of 
Lawrence at a cost of forty-five dollars. 

Mr. Joe O. Black, Chief Engineer at the Haggetts Pond Pump- 
ing Station, sent in his resignation August 14th and that of Mr. 
James Hodge, assistant engineer, was received August 13th. Both 
resignations were accepted, Mr. Black terminating his employ- 
ment September 14th and Mr. Hodge August 30th. 

Mr. Everel W. Harnden was appointed Chief Engineer at a 
meeting of the Board of Public W^orks August 24th to replace Mr. 
Black and commenced work September 4th. Mr. James W. 
Thomson was appointed assistant engineer at a meeting of the 

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Board of Public Works held September 14th and started work 
September 15th. 

One tube in the older of the two boilers at the Haggetts Pond 
Pumping Station was replaced as recommended by the Insurance 
( Company. 

Mr. William B. Corliss, who had been made a special police 
officer, is now employed as a guard at the Haggetts Pond Pump- 
ing Station. This action was taken at the request of the State 
Department of Public Health. 

A cement slab was laid on the south side of the Haggetts Pond 
Pumping Station where five hundred tons of coal were stacked, 
making it possible to keep a larger supply of coal on hand during 
wartime. 

A number of window frames at the Haggetts Pond Pumping 
Station were renewed and the boiler material in the main firebox 
of the new boiler has been replaced with firebrick. 

Employees of the I'nited States Department of Agriculture, 
Division of Plant Quarantine, inspected the land adjoining Hag- 
getts Pond for certain plants which feed insects detrimental to 
other plants, and reported that no bad conditions existed. 

A section of eight-inch water pipe in the way of the Abbott 
Bridge on Central Street that had become disjointed due to the 
vibration of the bridge was relaid and two eight-inch pipe clamps 
installed to prevent a repetition. 

The bleeder formerly located on South Main Street near the 
old "dead end " was relocated to the present "dead end " w hich is 
now located on the *' By-Pass." 

The high-service reservoir located on Prospect Hill was given a 
thorough cleaning July 7th. This work required sixteen hours 
using six men. 

Addition. il ground wires have been connected to Town water 

mains by the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, 
approval having been given by the Board of Public Works with 

stipulation^. 

Those completed in 1942 are as follows: 

Pole No. 157 South Main St n 
Pole No. 711 High Plain \<<>m\ 

Pole No. 12 i Beacon Street 
Pole No. 1 16 Andovei Street 

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All cross connections at the American Woolen Company, 
Phillips Academy, Tyer Rubber Company and Shawsheen Dairy 
were inspected by the State Inspector and found to be in good 
working order. 

A frost protection has been installed on the strainer box of 
the intake at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, making it no 
longer necessary to cover it in the winter with hay. 

All windows at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station and at the 
water works shop have been equipped with shades or cloth cover- 
ing to meet dimout requirements. 

Post cards showing a meter dial for customers to fill in with 
Board of Public Works returned address have been left at houses 
where it has been impossible for the meter men to gain access. 
This practice seems to have worked out most successfully. 

The cold spell in December caused many freeze-ups and a 
number of broken meters. 

During 1942, 416,314,000 gallons of water were pumped at 
the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, a daily average of 1,140,596 
gallons. The steam turbine was in operation 5434.75 hours and 
the electric pump 840 hours and 10 minutes, making a daily 
average run of 17 hours and 12 minutes. 

On July 3, the greatest amount of water was pumped, namely, 
1,684,000 gallons and the maximum weekly consumption was 
that from July 21 to July 27 inclusive, during which time 10,723,- 
000 gallons were pumped. The water rate collections for 1942 
amounted to $55,259.54. 

To provide for adequate Water Maintenance and Construction 
during 1943, we recommend an appropriation of $34,200.00, to be 
divided substantially as follows : 

WATER MAINTENANCE 

Salaries and Labor 

Coal and Power 

Engine Oil, Chlorine, Etc. 

Repairs, Boilers, Pump and Property 

Office Supplies 

Reservoirs and Telemeters 

Amount Carried Forward 

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$17000. 


00 


12200 


.00 


950 


.00 


2000 


.00 


800 


.00 


250 


.00 


$33200.00 



Amount Brought Forward 

Supplies, Miscellaneous, Tools, Etc. 

Secretarial Services 

Guard at Pumping Station until March 8th 

Total 

Services in use January 1, 1943 
Meters in use January 1, 1943 



$33200.00 


600. 


00 


50 


.00 


350 


00 


$34200.00 


2743 




2677 





We recommend $8500.00 for Water Construction in 1943 to 
be divided substantially as follows: 



WATER CONSTRUCTION 



Labor, Renewing Services, Etc. 
Meters and Meter Parts 
Pipe of all kind 
Brass Goods, Hydrants, Etc. 

Total 



$6000.00 

1000.00 

1000.00 

500.00 

$8500.00 



RECEIPTS 



Water Rates 
Water Construction 

Paid to Town Treasurer: 
Water Rates 
Water Construction 



$55259.54 

844.09 



$55259.54 

844.09 



S50103.63 $56103.63 



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SUMMARY COST OF CONSTRUCTION 



WATER DEPARTMENT 



Classification 


Approved 
Bills 


Credits 


Net Cost 


Totals 


Office Fixtures 








$ 916.36 


Telemeters 








4090.95 


Telephones 








184.77 


Teams 








583.65 


Pipe Distribution 


$1800.00 






512241.91 


Service Pipe 


8119.06 


844.09 


$7274.97 


207007.69 


Water and Land 








6687.23 


Suction Pipe 








1309.46 


Reservoirs 








16985.82 


Coal Shed 








806.97 


Grading Land 








2739.12 


Workshop 








1271.88 


Building Pumping Station 








9610.14 


Pumping Plant 








74907.51 


Construction Expenses 








10182.64 


Tools 








4715.34 


Totals 








$854241.44 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 



Sewer Mains 
Cost to Abutters 
Cost to Town 



89828 ft. 



S160336.00 \ 
372582.00 / 



Jan. 1, 1943 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

The following table shows the snowfall for the year 1942 : 
January 8.25 Inches 

February 7.00 

March 9.50 

December 5.50 



Total 



30.25 Inches 



The snow storms were not difficult to handle and at no time 
was it necessary to hire outside equipment, all storms being 
plowed by Board of Public Works' equipment. 

During the heavy rainstorm in the cold spell in December, the 
slippery conditions prevailing required much sanding. This was 

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the worst slippery condition encountered in years, requiring con- 
siderable sand for roads and sidewalks. 

Kight sand boxes were made and placed at the following places: 
corner of Main Street and Lowell Street; corner of Main Street 
and Railroad Street; corner of Central Street and Essex Street; 
corner of Main Street and Chestnut Street; corner of Main Street 
and Morton Street; corner of Main Street and School Street; on 
Essex Street below the tracks and at the corner of Tewksbury 
Street and Andover Street. 

Sand at these points during slippery conditions proves inval- 
uable. 

Due to the shortage of asphalt and tar products, it was neces- 
sary to submit our list of streets to be repaired for the State's ap- 
proval. The streets submitted with the report were carefully in- 
spected by State engineers and a number in the list eliminated 
because in the judgment of the engineers they could in no way be 
used for the prosecution of the war. 

Mr. Charles A. Fritz, Chief Engineer for this district, was 
pleased with the condition of the roads in Andover and stated 
that from an engineer's point of view all roads submitted needed 
an application so that they would not unravel in the near future. 
Nevertheless, they had to follow the instructions of the Federal 
Government. 

The State accordingly released 34,640 gallons of tar to care for 
those streets which met with its approval and also 10,000 gallons 
of the same material to be used for mixing patching material. 

The following roads were treated with "Tarvia Retread": 
entire lengths of Webster and Holt Streets and the sections of the 
following: Dascomb Road from Andover Street t<> a point beyond 
the property of the Walter Curtis Estate; Morton Street from 

( 'hestnul Street to the top of the hill, Whit tier Street around the 
Park, Summer Street, upper section near Highland Road, River 

Road from Laurel Lane to the new section built thi> year and 

North Street in vicinity of Greenwood Road. The sides <>! Das- 
comb Road in tin- way <»i tin- new section built in 1941 v 
shaped up and given an application of "Tarvia B," before the 
retread was applied. 

\ section of Main Street from Chapel Avenue to the State 
Highway was given a coat oi rarvia V " and pea stone and then 
rolled. 

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During the early spring, sections of the following roads were 
gravelled: Bailey Road, High Plain Road, Pleasant Street, 
Brundrett Avenue, Laurel Lane, Spring Grove Road and Ban- 
nister Road. 

The recently gravelled section of Woodland Road was shaped 
up, rolled and given an application of "Tarvia B" and then the 
entire length was given a application of "Tarvia Retread." The 
upper end of Magnolia Avenue was given a treatment of gravel 
and rolled. 

Sections of the following streets were widened: Brown Street, 
near Lowell Street, Corbett Street near the property of Mr. 
Antonio Catanzaro; Sunset Rock Road where ledge cut down the 
width; Spring Grove Road near Sunset Rock Road and High- 
land Road near the bend. 

Ledge was removed at all these widenings and in all places 
with the exception of Corbett Street and Spring Grove Road ap- 
plications of "Tarvia B" and "Tarvia Retread" were applied. 

Sections of Andover Street and Argilla Road that had been 
widened the previous year were gravelled, rolled and given an 
application of "Tarvia B " and also "Tarvia Retread." The banks 
were also graded, loamed and seeded. Blasting was necessary on 
Andover Street to get the proper grade before gravelling. 

The relocation of the stone wall at the corner of Osgood Street 
and Blanchard Street made necessary when the bad corner was 
eliminated was completed. 

Sections of roadways in the way of the new water trenches on 
Hidden Road, Lincoln Street, Haggetts Pond Road and Hall 
Avenue were shaped up, rolled and given an application of 
' ' Tarvia B ' ' and ' ' Retread. ' ' 

The following work was accomplished under Article 10 of the 
1942 Warrant relative to maintenance of roads built under 
Chapter 90: cleaning roads, cleaning catch basins, sealing ex- 
pansion joints on cement roads, application of T-9 tarvia and pea 
stone on Haverhill Street from the end of the cement road near 
the mill entrance to High Street. This application was rolled. 
The work of patching Lowell Street and River Road was also 
done under the above article. 

A corrugated iron pipe culvert was installed on Beacon Street 
to care for water flowing from a gravel pit recently opened by Mr. 
Louis C. Cyr. A stone culvert on Salem Street near the property 

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of Mr. Benjamin Dimlich, that had become plugged due to the 
breaking of covering stones was repaired by replacing that section 
with two stretches of twelve-inch Akron pipe laid parallel. An old 
stone culvert on Ballardvale Road near Main Street was replaced 
with a corrugated iron pipe. A bad drainage condition in front of 
the property of Mr. James Blamire at 93 Haverhill Street was 
corrected by installing a small catch basin. During the year it was 
necessary to clean all culverts connected with Rogers Brook. 
Notices were sent to owners whose properties abut this brook 
asking that they refrain from throwing debris in the brook. Per- 
mission was received from Mr. Clyde A. Fore of Reservation 
Street to regrade and clean a brook going through his property. 
Accordingly, the brook was dug out, thereby lowering the water 
table in the West Parish Cemetery and improving a bad drainage 
condition on Reservation Street. A twelve-inch drain including 
four catch basins was installed on High Plain Road in the vicinity 
of Virginia Lane. To complete the above, sixty feet of twelve- 
inch pipe is to be installed by the abutters. The above system will 
divert drain water from a stone drain which heretofore crossed 
High Plain Road and ran in the vicinity of the westerly side of 
property belonging to Mr. Arthur E. McCabe. 

A number of old street signs were renewed and a number of 
new ones erected. Joints in the cement road on Balmoral Street 
were given their annual sealing. 

When the carriage shed and barn at the Town Yard were made 
over into a garage, the heating system was designed to care for 
the middle section and the end of the building where the heater is 
located. After the southerly end was made over into a repair and 
blacksmith shop, the heating system was continued to this end 
and a blower installed. Since this never proved satisfactory, a 
large radiator was installed in the repair shop and a smaller one 
in the toilet to remedy this condition. This work was d> mo 1>\ 
Bride, Grimes Company of Lawrence, Mass. 

The Town Yard at the bottom of Lewis Street was given an 
application of "Tarvia Retread" and the buildings were given 
two coats of paint. The Board oi Public Works supplied the pain t 
,\\\i\ this work was done by the Flint-Carlton Company, the 
lowest bidder. Bids were as follows: 

Flint-Carlton Company $280 00 

Frank Ward 3 00 

1<>7 



James Kidd 418.00 

George Brewer 425 . 00 

Walter E. Buxton 595.21 

The section of River Road partially built in 1941 under Chap- 
ter 90 Construction was not completed in 1942 according to the 
original plans due to the freezing of asphalt. The road was 
graded and rolled, the sides brought to grade and the road bed 
given an application of "Tarvia B" and then an application of 
"Tarvia Retread" and honed. In the future the stone may be 
applied without any extra work to the base since this has been 
brought to the exact grade ready for the stone application. 
Guard rail posts have been erected enroute and the wooden guard 
rails (3" x 8") will be attached in the near future. 

A drainage system consisting of eight hundred and seventy feet 
of eight and ten-inch Akron pipe on Chestnut Street, started by 
the Work Projects Administration was completed by Board of 
Public Works' labor, doing away with a very bad condition. 
After the installation, the road in the way thereof was given an 
application of "Tarvia B." From this work the W.P.A. laborers 
were transferred to the Lawrence Airport. 

Walker Avenue was scraped, rolled and given applications of 
"Tarvia B" and "Tarvia Retread." This will prevent a contin- 
uous washing out which heretofore prevailed causing considerable 
trouble. 

A shed was built at the Beaulieu sand pit to house the men at 
meal times during inclement weather. This shed is equipped with 
skids which make it possible to haul same from place to place. 

After inspection of the old steam roller by the Lumbermens 
Mutual Casualty Company, the following letter was received by 
the Board of Public Works: 

Town of Andover 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Re: Policy No. 2,852,471 

No. 2 Loco. Boiler (Mass. Std. No. 245) 

Portable Road Roller 

Gentlemen : 

An internal inspection was made of the above boiler on March 
9th, 1942 by our inspector Mr. T. W. Kezer. As you know, this 

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boiler was removed from the policy at your request on December 
1, 1941. The inspection reveals that this boiler is in an unusually 
poor condition, with the furnace sheet found to be grooved and 
corroded at the grate line to such an extent that it punctured 
under light blows of a test hammer. We consider this boiler to be 
unfit for further service and dangerous to operate in its present 
condition. It would be possible to repair this boiler only at great 
expense by renewing the furnace sheets and the firebox tube 
sheet. In view of the age and general deteriorated condition of 
this boiler, repairs such as outlined are not considered to be prac- 
ticable and we strongly recommend the purchase of a new boiler. 

S. P. COMSTOCK, Engineer 

Later in the year the old steam roller was disposed of. The 
Buffalo-Springfield Roller Company purchased the rear wheels 
for one hundred ($100.) dollars and Gutterson-Gould Company, 
junk dealers of Lawrence, Mass., paid sixty (S60.) dollars for the 
remainder of the old roller. The front wheels had been borrowed 
from the Buffalo-Springfield Roller Company last spring when the 
old front wheels gave way. 

To purchase a new roller was inadvisable because times were 
unsettled and we were most fortunate in being able to use the 
roller belonging to the Town of North Andover. 

Sidewalk material which is made from asphalt was unobtainable 
this year. However, a section of curbing was installed on Knmore 
Street south of the property of Mr. Franklin Scott of No. 47 and 
a cement sidewalk was constructed in the way of this stretch of 
curbing. 

Stone bounds were installed on Andover Street and Argilla 
Road where the new layout was made. 

On the south side of Cuba Street at the corner of Shawsheen 
Road, considerable dirt was removed together with a number of 
cubic yards of ledge, which required blasting. This makes possible 
a much better view of traffic coming up Shawsheen Road. 

The following letter was received by the Andover National 
Hank from the Federal Housing Administration: 

Re: Lincoln Circle Sub- Division, Andover, Mass 
I tear Sirs: 
We have your letter of August 26, 1942. 
We understand there Is difficulty in obtaining asphalt materials 

199 



but inasmuch as the town has accepted this street, we believe 
they can make application for tar, and the use of tar is acceptable 
to us. 

The gravel base as referred to in our letter of May 21st, should 
be well compacted to a depth of eight inches, not more than four 
inches of the gravel being laid at one time and rolled. 

We suggest that you be sure this meets with the approval of the 

town of Andover. /0 . , N T „ __ _ J _. 

(Signed) John F. Malley, State Director 

After the receipt of this letter, the Andover National Bank 
requested that this work be done by the Board of Public Works 
and the following letter was received: 

September 18, 1942 

Board of Public Works 

Andover, Massachusetts 

Dear Mr. Gilliard : Re : Lincoln Circle 

In connection with the surfacing and tarring of Lincoln Circle, 
we hereby guarantee the cost of labor, material and expense of 
operating steam roller. 

We also agree to pay laborers and for materials individually. 
Very truly yours, 

(Signed) C. M. Holland, Cashier 

Accordingly, this work including grading, rolling and applying 
two treatments of tar, namely, one application of "Tarvia B" 
and one application of "Tarvia Retread" w T as started the 21st of 
the month and completed October 2nd. The sidewalks were also 
filled in, covered with stone dust and the grass plots were loamed, 
seeded and rolled. The cost was $645.52. 

Four boxes were made to house materials purchased for An- 
dover Civilian Defense materials. One was placed in the Central 
Fire Station cellar, one at the Ballardvale Fire Station and two at 
the Shawsheen Garage. The second box at the Shawsheen Garage 
is for the Rescue Division under the direction of Selectman Mr. 
Edward P. Hall. The other three boxes contain materials for use 
by the Demolition, Road Repair, Sewer and Water Divisions 
under the direction of the Board of Public Works. A number of 
rehearsals of the Civilian Defense workers under the Board of 

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Public Works have been held during the year, and I am pleased 

to say that our attendance has been outstanding. Included in the 
materials purchased were a flat-bottom steel boat 16' 0" long with 
outboard motor, 4 H.P., two cylinders, and a two-thousand watt, 
A.C. Syntron (Generator equipped with lights. The new truck 
ordered by the Board of Public Works from the Diamond T. 
Trucks, Inc. of Lawrence, Mass. was delivered but was not re- 
leased by the Federal Government. 

A number of truck owners most generously gave the use of their 
trucks, and the Board of Public Works' employees, Phillips 
Academy and Punchard High School students gave their 
services to haul junk and tin cans to the junk yard in Lawrence 
to aid in the war effort. 

Curtains have been made for the windows at the garage to 
meet dimout regulations. 

To provide for adequate Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 
Maintenance, we recommend an appropriation of $6870.00 to be 
divided substantially as follows: 

TRICKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP MAINTENANCE 

Auto Maintenance and Labor S4000.00 

Repair, Equipment and Machinery 900.00 

Tools and Repair 470.00 

Supplies and Shop Maintenance 1500.00 



Total S6870 on 

To provide for adequate Highway Maintenance tor 1943, we 

recommend an appropriation of $50,000.00 t<> be divided sub- 
stantially .is follow-: 

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE 

Salaries, Labor and Trucks 130000 no 

Tarvia, Oil and Asphalt 10000 00 

( travel, Sand and Stone l inn on 

R. .id Scraping mo 00 

Amo\ ard v ii 500 00 

201 



Amount Brought Forward 

Catch Basins and Drains 

Signs, Fences and Stone Bounds 

Bridges 

Sidewalks 

Tools, Supplies, Etc. 

Secretarial 

Total 



$41500.00 


800 


.00 


250 


.00 


400 


.00 


5000 


.00 


2000 


.00 


50 


.00 


$50000.00 



SEWER DEPARTMENT 

No new sewer main installations were made this year. 

A heating system has been installed in the Sewer Pump House 
on Riverina Road. 

To provide for adequate Sewer Maintenance and Construction, 
we recommend an appropriation of $5800.00 to be divided sub- 
stantially as follows: 

SEWER MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION 



Labor, Salaries and Trucks 


$3000.00 


Light and Power 


2100.00 


Sewer Pipe, Tools, Etc. 


500.00 


Maintenance of Buildings, Equipment and 




Cleaning Pipe 


200.00 




$5800.00 



PARK DEPARTMENT 

The skinned areas at the baseball diamonds at the Central and 
Ballardvale Playsteads were shaped up with marl and the former 
given an application of calcium chloride. 

A cord of sawdust was purchased for the box used for high 
jumping and base sliding practice. 

The gun in the Park was given two coats of paint. 

The playground apparatus at all playgrounds was erected in 
July and taken down in the fall. 

All sand boxes were replenished this year with sand. 



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The football bleachers at the Central playgrounds were re- 
paired. This work was done under Article 1 7 of the 1942 Warrant. 

Pieces of burlap were put up on the wire fences at the Central 
Playstead to prevent people from watching the football games 
from outside the field. This was taken down later in the season. 

Bleachers belonging to Phillips Academy were lent to the High 
School Athletic Association to increase the seating capacity at the 
football games. The Athletic Association paid for the labor for 
loading, setting up and taking down these bleachers. 

To provide for adequate Park Maintenance for 1943, we recom- 
mend an appropriation of $4000. 00 to be divided substantially as 
follows: 



PARK MAINTENANCE 

Labor 

Lawn Mowers, Repairs, Etc. 
Seed, Fertilizer, Loam and Tools 
Basso Agreement 

Total 



S3600.0O 

50.00 

250.00 

100.00 

$4000.00 



COMPARATIVE STATISTICS AS OF JANUARY 1. 1 ( >43 





Net Cost 


Cost of 


Cost per ! 


Vlillion Gals. 


( -allons 


Miles 


Y 1 \ R 


by total 


I>\ cost 


(,! 




Mainten- 


Pumping 


Mainten- 


of Pump- 


Pumped 


Mam 




ance 




ance 


ing 




l'l|K- 


19.* 7 


28358.32 


♦15113.06 


71.04 


♦37.86 


399.170.000 


76 58 


1938 


28371.42 


* 14429 11 


75.45 


♦38.37 


376,011,000 


77 N 


1939 


27830 04 


* 14640 99 


63 87 


*.^^ 60 


435,725,000 


7s 7s 


1940 


1 7 799 18 


* 15259 13 


67 04 


•36 7<> 


414,653,000 


79 v) 


1941 


27796 08 


* 17494 91 


56 81 


•35 76 


189,287,000 


so „; 


1942 


30859 93 


M8211 08 


74.13 


•43.75 


416,314,000 


SO 7 7 



( osl al bo1 li Stations 



NOTICE: CHANGE l\ \\ A TER RATE SCHE DULI 

On June 22, 1942, the Board of Public Works adopted the 
following schedule ol water rates to become effective as of Jul) l . 
1942, 



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Rate per 




Summary 




Ci 


jbic Feet 


100 Cu. 


Ft. 


Cost 


Feet 


Cost 


First 




1200 


.22 




2.64 


1200 




Next 




1800 


.16 




2.88 


3000 


5.52 


" 




2000 


.15 




3.00 


5000 


8.52 


" 




2000 


.14 




2.80 


7000 


11.32 


" 




6000 


.13 




7.80 


13000 


19.12 



All over 13000— .12 per 100 Cu. Ft. 
Minimum Rate of $1.50 per quarter. 
Cubic Foot computed as 7}^Gallons 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD, Superintendent 



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1943 Town Warrant 

and 

Recommendations of the 
Finance Committee 



TO EITHER OF THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER, 

Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to 
vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five and Six, viz: The Central Fire Station in Precinct One; the 
Square and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Store at 350 
North Main Street, Shawsheen Village, in Precinct Three; the 
Andover Grange Hall in Precinct Four; the Old School House, 
Ballardvale, in Precinct Five; and the Peabody House, Phillips 
Street, in Precinct Six, in said Andover, on Monday, the first day 
of March, 1943 at 7:00 o'clock A.M., to act upon the following 
articles: 

Article 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, a Collector of 
Taxes for three years, a Selectman for three years, an Assessor 
for three years, two members of the Board of Public Works for 
three years, one member of the Hoard of Health for three years, 
three members of the School Committee for three years, two 
members of the School Committee for two years (to till \. nan- 
cies), five Trustees of Punchard Free School for three years, one 
member of the Planning Board for five years, one Trustee of 
Memorial Hall Library tor seven years, one Tree Warden for one 
year, three constables for <>ne year, and .ill town officers required 

by law to be elected by ballot. 

All the above candidates to be voted for on one ballot. The polls 

will be Open from 7:00 o'clock A.M. i<> 7 .00 o'clock P.M, 

After final action on the preceding Article ( me, the said meeting 
-hall Btand adjourned bv virtue <»t Section 20, Chaptei 39, <>t the 
General Laws, to Monday , March 8th at 7 .00 o'clock P.M. at the 



Memorial Auditorium, then and there to act upon the following 
articles, namely: 

Article 2. To elect all other officers not required by law to be 
elected by ballot. 

Article 3. To establish the salary of elected Town Officers for 
the ensuing year. 

Article 4. To determine what sums of money shall be appro- 
priated for the following purposes : 

Appropriation for the Assessors, Board of Selectmen, and all De- 
partments under their control: 





Recommended 






by Finance Com. 


Appropriated 




1943 


1942 


American Legion 


600.00 


600.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars 


600.00 


600.00 


Armistice Day 


150.00 


150.00 


Memorial Day 


950.00 


950.00 


Aid to Dependent Children 


6800.00 


7600.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


2500.00 


3000.00 


Military Aid 


200.00 


200.00 


State Aid 


400.00 


350.00 


Old Age Assistance 


38000.00 


35000.00 


Public Welfare 


14000.00 


17000.00 


War Allowance 


1000.00 




Retirement Fund 


14792.00 


14000.00 


Damages to persons and property 


500.00 


500.00 


Elect, and Regist. (inc. $18.75 1941) 2500.00 


4300.00 


Civilian Defense 


5000.00 




Insurance 


11000.00 


11000.00 


Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 


10873.07 


9451.37 


Purification Clam Plant 


25.47 


1.05 


Pomps Pond 


2200.00 


2200.00 


Public Dump 


1000.00 


1000.00 


Printing Towm Report 


741.10 


741 . 10 


Selectmen 


2241.00 


2215.00 


Treasurer 


3023.00 


3145.00 


Collector 


5086.00 


5091.00 


Accountant 


2972.00 


2891.00 



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Assessors 

Town Clerk 

Moderator 

Town Counsel 

Finance Committee 

Planning Board and Survey 

Dog Officer 

Animal Inspector 

Building Inspector 

Town Scales 

Inspector of Wires 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Municipal Buildings 

Infirmary (inc. $82.55 from 1942) 

Moth Suppression 

Police Department 

Fire Department 

Brush Fires 

Interest 

Retirement of Bonds 

Other Departments: 

Tree Warden 

Board of Health 

Care of Tubercular Patients 

Trustees of Memorial Library 
Spring ('.rove Cemetery 
School Committee 

Playground Committee 

Departments under control of the Bon 
Highway Maintenance 

Water Maintenance 

Water ( lonsl ruction 

Parka 

Sewer Maintenance 

Snow Removal and Sanding 

Trucks, ( Parage ami Repair Shop 

siicci Lighting 

\ivinii 5. To see if the town will vote to authorize the [*own 
I reasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 



4852.00 


4889.00 


3175.00 


3 17 5. 00 


10.00 


W. 00 


750.00 


750 . 00 


20.00 


20 00 


200. 00 


100 00 


225.00 


225 . 00 


350.00 


350 . oo 


525.00 


525.00 


175.00 


175 .00 


425.00 


425 . 00 


450.00 


450.00 


4100.00 


4100 . 00 


10382.55 


10300. 00 


4800.00 


5000 . 00 


31608.00 


32175.00 


30337.00 


31000.00 


1300.00 


1300.00 


8000.00 


9192.00 


37000.00 


38000.00 


5000 . 00 


5500.00 


4260.00 


4500 . 00 


4000.00 


3500.00 


12770.00 


14594.17 


9040.00 


9280.00 


201000. 00 


203784.00 


1990.00 


2'" 


f Public Works: 




50000.00 


iOO oo 


35200 oo 


3090 


8500.00 


P50, 


1000 oo 


15" 


5soo 00 




15000 oo 


MM 


oo 




18000 00 


IS0\ 



from time to time after January 1, 1944, in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year beginning January 1, 1944, in ac- 
cordance with Section 4, Chapter 44, General Laws, and to issue 
a note or notes therefor, payable within one year, and to renew 
any note so issued for a period of less than one year, in accordance 
with Section 17 of said Chapter 44. 

(No action) 

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to authorize the School 
Committee to sell all possible standard typewriters to the Army 
and Navy at the request of the War Production Board. 

(No action) 

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate, or transfer from available funds in the treasury, a sum of 
money for the purchase of war bonds or other bonds that are 
legal investments for savings banks, in order to establish a post- 
war rehabilitation fund, in accordance with the provision of 
Chapter 5, Acts of 1943, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

(Approved to the amount recommended by Selectmen to be 
transferred from available funds and invested only in U. S. Gov- 
ernment securities maturing in five years or less) 

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to accept the re-laying 
out of Beacon Street as approved by the Board of Survey, and as 
laid out by the Board of Selectmen; and shown on plan entitled 
"Plan of a portion of Beacon Street, Andover, Massachusetts" 
dated October, 1942, Morse & Dickinson and Goodwin, Engin- 
eers, Haverhill, Massachusetts. 

(No action) 

Article 9. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $500.00 to be expended for and under the direc- 
tion of the Andover Company of the Massachusetts State Guard. 

(Approved $250.00) 

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars to be used for 
maintaining, repairing and improving Town Highways under the 

208 



provision of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, on petition of the 
Board of Public Works. 

(Approved $1000.00) 

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars for wages for 
the guard at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station, on petition of 
the Board of Public Works. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 12. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to repair and paint the baseball and football 
bleachers at the Central Playstead and appropriate the sum of 
five hundred ($500.00) dollars therefor, on petition of the Board 
of Public Works. 

(Approved $500.00) 

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to acquire by eminent 
domain or otherwise the land of the Boston and Maine Railroad 
adjacent to Essex Street west of Railroad Street, and bounded 
and described as follows: Beginning at a point on the west line 
of Railroad Street at its most southerly point, thence running 
south 79°7 , 30 // west fifty-six and 5/10 feet to a point; thence 
turning and running north 46°50' west sixty-four and 9/10 feet 
by Essex Street to a point; thence turning and running south 
61°30' east sixty-four and 5/10 feet to a point; thence turning and 
running south 87°30' east forty-five feet to the point of beginning : 
and appropriate the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) therefor. Said 
tract is shown on plan entitled "Proposed land taking from 
Boston and Maine Railroad dated December 21, 1 ( H2," on pe- 
tition of the Board of Public Works. 

'Approved $50.00) 

Article 14. To sec if t bo town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of nine hundred and fift) $950.00) dollar- 
build a retaining wall and Install curbing on Essex Street on the 
northerly side just below the railroad nark, on petition of the 
Hoard of Public Works. 

Approved $950.00 

209 



Article 15. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars to care for grass plots 
formerly cared for by the Andover Village Improvement Society 
and establish this item as part of the regular Park Department 
Budget, on petition of Edmond E. Hammond and others. 

(Disapproved — we believe this can be absorbed by Park Dept.) 

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to change the term 
of Tree Warden from one year to three years, to take effect at the 
Annual Election in 1944, on petition of George R. Abbott and 
others. 

(No action) 

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to reduce the member- 
ship of the School Committee from nine to five, to be effected in 
the following manner: 

In 1944 1 member to be elected for a term of 3 years 
In 1945 1 member to be elected for a term of 3 years 
In 1946 1 member to be elected for a term of 2 years 
and 2 members to be elected for a term of 3 years 

And thereafter 1, 2 and 2 members to be elected in successive 
years, all for three year terms, on petition of John M. Erving and 
others. 

(No action) 

Article 18. l*o see if the town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $3,000.00 for a Lawn Bowling green, sponsored 
by James Watt and the Andover Lawn Bowling Association and 
others. 

(Disapproved) 

Article 19. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to have a street light put in Baker's Lane, on peti- 
tion of William J. Snyder and others. 

(No action) 

Article 20. To see if the town will authorize the Board of 
Public Works to install curbing on both sides of Walker Avenue 
and appropriate the sum of thirteen hundred ($1,300.00) dollars 
therefor, on petition of Michael A. Herlihy and others. 

(Approved $1300.00) 

210 



Article 21. To see if the town will vote to accept S2,816.81, 
received in 1942 for the perpetual care of lots in Spring Grove 
Cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

(No action) 

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to sell the property 
acquired by deed of the Collector of Taxes, dated March 6, 1940, 
recorded North District Essex County Registry of Deeds, Book 
629, page 118, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, Treasurer. 

(No action) 

Article 23. To determine what disposition shall be made of 
unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 
(No action) 

Article 24. To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 
(No action) 

Article 25. To transact any other business that may legally 
come before the meeting. 
(No action) 

You will note that the sum of money approved for 1943 is ap- 
proximately the same as that approved a year ago. Without ques- 
tion the town's income will be less than that of hist year, but at 
the time of this report, February 15, we are unable to make any 
reasonable estimate of the 1943 tax rate. 



Tax Rate 1935 


$29.20 


Tax Rate 1939 


$30 00 


Tax Rate 1936 


29.20 


Tax Rate 1940 


30.00 


Tax Rate 1937 


26.80 


Tax Rate 1941 


2 ( ).(H) 


Tax Rate 1938 


29.00 


Tax Rate 1912 


29.00 



HARVEY G. TURNER, Chairman 
RALPH A. WOODCOCK, 5 
HUGH Bl MOCK 
MITCHELL C. JOHNSON 
JOSEPH M. HARGEDON 
CM \RI I s r. g \r.i I I R 
G] I >R< •! A. ST Wl EY, lie 



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Printed by The Andover Press 
Andover, Mass. 



TOWN OF 



ANDOVER 

MASSACHUSETTS 




ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

TOWN OFFICERS 



For the Fiscal ) ear Ending 

DEC EM B K K 31, 1 94 :\ 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 84 

Aid to Dependent Children 66 

American Legion Quarters 76 

Andover Post 2128 V.F.W. 77 

Animal Inspector 49 

Appropriations for 1943 35 

Armistice Day 77 

Assessments and Receipts (B.P.W.) 89 

Assessors t 47, 113 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 86, 113 

Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 114 

Balance Sheet 104 

Board of Appeals 116 

Board of Health 57, 113 

Board of Public Welfare 65, 125 

Aid to Dependent Children 

Infirmary 

Old Age Assistance 

Soldiers' Relief 

State Aid 
Board of Public Works 

Accounts Receivable 

Assessments and Receipts 

Highways 

Sewers 

Snow Removal and Sanding 

Water Maint. and Construction 79, 80 
Bonds, Redemption of See Town Debt 
Building Inspector 55, 140 



69, 127 
68 
7.1 
70 

95, 164 
95 
89 
60 
60 
64 



Cemetery Funds 
Civilian Defense 



97 
51 



Damages to Persons and Property 76 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 95 

Dog Officer 49 

Election and Registration 50 

Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 59 

Excess and Deficiency Account 96 

Expenditures for 1943 45 



Finance Committee 


48 


Finance Committee Recom- 




mendations 


178 


Fire Department 


54, 128 


Forest Fires 


57 



General Government 

Election and Registration 
Municipal Buildings 
Towfi Officers 

Highways 

Insurance 

Interest 

Jury List 



73, 



Memorial Day 
Memorial Hall Library 

Library Statistics 

Report of Librarian 

Report of Trustees 
Military Aid 
Milk Inspector 
Moderator 
Moth Suppression 
Moth Assessments 
Motor Vehicles Excise Tax 86, 

Municipal Buildings 
Municipal Properties and Public 

Improvements 



Old Age Assistance 
Overlay 

Parks and Playgrounds 
Planning Board 
Playground Committee 
Police Department 
Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 
Printing Town Reports 
Public Dump 
Purification Plant 

Rationing Board 
Receipts for 1943 
Reserve Fund 
Retirement Report 



PAGE 

50 

52 

4 

60 

77 
82 

147 

78 
151 
163 
152 
151 

70 
136 

48 
56, 143 



88 

113 

52 

114 

68 
93 



74 

50, 115 

75, 118 

53, 130 

76 

78 

59 

59 

120 
39 
83 

122 



* School Department 71 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 56, 145 

Selective Service Board 119 

Selectmen 45 

Sewers 60 

Assessments 89 

*Also see School Report 



PACE 

Snow Removal and Sanding 64 

Soldiers' Relief 71 
Spring Grove Cemetery 81, 144 

State Aid 70 

State Audit 30 

State Guard 53 

Street Lighting 65 

Tax Collector 47, 84, 111 

Summary of Tax Collector's Cash 

Account 112 

Tax Title Account 86 

Town Accountant 34, 46 

Accounting Taxes and Assessments 84 

Appropriations for 1943 35 

Balance Sheet 104 

Board of Public Works Accounts 

Receivable 95 

Departmental Accounts Receivable 95 
Director of Accounts 30 

Excess and Deficiency Account 96 
Expenditures for 1943 45 

John Cornell Fund 96 

Maturing Debt 82 

Overlay 93 

Receipts for 1943 39 

Reserve Fund 83 



PACK 

Town Debt 82 
* Trustees of Punchard Free S< h<><>l { f) 

Water Accounts Receivable 95 

Town Clerk 29, 4tt 

Town Counsel V) 

Town Debt 82, 103 

Town Infirmary 127, 69 
Town Meetings 

Proceedings 17 

Warrants 13, 178 

Town Officers 4 

Town Physician 139 

Town Scales 78 

Treasurer 46, 110 

Tree Warden 56, 141 

Trust Funds 98 
*Trustees of Punchard Free School 99 



Vital Statistics 



29 



Water Accounts Receivable 95 

Water and Sewerage Investigation 117 
Water Maint. and Construction 79, 80 
Wire Inspector 55, 146 



*Also see School Report 



Town Officers 

ELECTED AND APPOINTED 



Moderator . 
FREDERICK BUTLER 

Board of Selectmen and Public Welfare 
ROY E. HARDY, Chairman Term expires 1945 

J. EVERETT COLLINS, Secretary " " 1944 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1946 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

ARTHUR W. COLE, Agent, Bureau of Old Age Assistance 
and Welfare Board 

Board of Assessors 

ROY E. HARDY, Chairman Term expires 1945 

J. EVERETT COLLINS " " 1944 

EDWARD P. HALL " " 1946 

Assistant Assessors and Registrars 
EDITH R. H. KITCHIN JOHN J. DOYLE 

FRED CHENEY . LOUISE MANOCK 

CARL N. LINDSAY MAY L. NOYES 

Town Clerk 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW Term expires 1945 

Collector of Taxes 
JAMES P. CHRISTIE Term expires 1946 

Treasurer 
THAXTER EATON Term expires 1944 

Town Accountant Town Counsel 

MARY C. REGAN WALTER C. TOMLINSON 

Board of Retirement 
MARY C. REGAN, Chairman Term expires 1946 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND " " 1946 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Secretary 



Burial Agent, Soldiers and Sailors 
FRANCIS P. MARKEY 

Board of Public Works 
SIDNEY P. WHITE, Chairman Term expires 1944 

FRED W. DOYLE, Secretary " " 1945 

JESSE BOTTOMLEY " " 1945 

WILLIAM F. BARRON " " 1946 

P. LeROY WILSON " " 1946 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD, Superintendent 
EDWARD R. LAWSON, Assistant Superintendent 



School Committee 
FREDERICK C. SMITH, Chairman 
{CATHERINE A. BALDWIN 
JOHN M. MACKENZIE 
JEROME W. CROSS, Jr. 
ARTHUR R. LEWIS, Secretary 
BARBARA A. LOOMER 
WILLIAM A. DOHERTY 
JOHN S. MOSES 
MALCOLM B. McTERNEN 
EDWARD I. ERICKSON, Superintendent 



Term expires 1944 




it a 


1944 




.i 44 


1944 




,i a. 


1945 




It (.<. 


1945 




i a 


1945 




t 44 


1946 




4 44 


1946 




4 44 


1946 



Attendance Officer 
JOHN CAMPBELL 

Athletic Medical Director 
HARRY C. EAST, M. D. 



School Physician 
PHILIP W. BLAKE, M, 



I) 



School Nurse 
EDITH MORETON. R. \ 



Director, Continuation School 
CARL M. GAHAN 

Board of Health 

PERCY J. LOOK, M.D., Chairman Term expires L946 

FRANKLIN H. STACY, Secretary M 1945 

GEORGE G. BROWN " L944 

LOTTA M. JOHNSON, R.N., Nurse and Agent 

ALFRED C. STACEY, B.T.C MM Inspector 



Inspector of Slaughtering 
RAY S. YOUMANS 



Inspector of Buildings 
JOHN J. DRISCOLL 



Inspector of Plumbing 
ALEXANDER THOMSON 



Planning Board and Board of Survey 



WALTER M. LAMONT, Chairman 
EDWARD P. HALL 
SIDNEY P. WHITE 
LEON A. FIELD 
WALTER TOMLINSON 



Term expires 1945 
" 1946 
" 1947 
" 1948 
" 1944 



Inspector of Wires 
WILLIAM J. YOUNG 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

LEWIS N. MEARS 
WILLIAM C. BROWN, Deputy 



a 


a 


1950 


a 


a 


1948 


a 


a 


1949 


a 


a, 


1944 


a 


a 


1945 


a 


a 


1946 



Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 

MARY BYERS SMITH, Chairman Term expires 1947 

JOHN D. LITTLE 

WINDSOR GALE, Secretary and Treasurer 

NATHAN C. HAMBLIN 

HENRY G.TYER 

BURTON S. FLAGG 

CLAUDE M. FUESS 

MIRIAM PUTNAM, Librarian 

Trustees of Punchard Free School 

REV. FREDERICK B. NOSS, President 

REV. DONALD H. SAVAGE 

REV. JOHN S. MOSES 

EDMOND E. HAMMOND, Clerk and Treas. 

Term expires 1946 
WILLIAM A. TROW " " 1946 

ROY E.HARDY " " 1946 

HENRY G.TYER " " 1946 

CHARLES C. KIMBALL f " L946 



ii 


1944 


a 


1945 


a 


1946 


a 


1946 



Trustees of Cornell Fund 

EDWARD P. HALL Term expires 1944 

ARTHUR W. COLE " " 1945 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER, Treasurer " " 1946 

Trustees of Spring Grove Cemetery 

FRANK R. PETTY, Chairman Term expires 1945 

CLIFFORD W. DUNNELLS 

FRED G. CHENEY 

CLIFFORD E. MARSHALL 

FREDERICK E. CHEEVER 

JESSE E. WEST, Superintendent 

Board of Registrars 

RALPH A. BAILEY, Chairman Term expires 1945 

JOHN W. STARK " " 1944 

EUGENE A. ZALLA " " 1946 
GEORGE H. WINSLOW, Clerk 

Finance Committee 

HARVEY G. TURNER, Chairman HUGH BULLOCK 

RALPH A. WOODCOCK, Secretary 

GEORGE A. STANLEY, Jr. GEORGE B. GABELER 

MITCHELL JOHNSON LOUIS S. FINGER 

Supervised Play Cor/unit tee 

STAFFORD LINDSAY, Chairman HARRY I. EMMONS 
CHARLES J. BAILEY RICHARD O'BRIEN 

JAMES GILLEN MRS. GEORGE G. BROW \ 

HAROLD I, PETERS FRANCIS P. MARKKA 

Superintendent of Moth Department and Tret' H arden 

GEORGE R. \BBOTT 

Pomps Pond Committee 

KDW UtD LEFEBVRE, Chairman 
JOHN SCHERNER RAYMOND I . H Ml 



Board of Appeals 

JAMES S. EASTHAM, Chairman Term expires 1946 

ROY E. HARDY, Secretary " " 1944 

WALTER M. LAMONT " " 1945 

EDWARD P. HALL Associate member 
WALTER C. TOMLINSON 

Town Physician 
JOHN J. HARTIGAN, M. D. 

Fire Department 

CHARLES E. BUCHAN, Chief 
LESTER HILTON, Deputy Chief 

Central Station — Permanent Men 

ALBERT COLE, Lieutenant TIMOTHY MADDEN 

KERR SPARKS ALEXANDER MACKENZIE 

*HENRY POMEROY *JOHN COLE 

CHARLES MURNANE WILSON CRAWFORD 

Central Station — Call Men 

FREDERICK L. COLLINS, Captain 

WILLIAM COLLINS RALPH L. GREENWOOD, Jr. 

WILLIAM ROSS LEE NOYES 

WINTHROP K. WHITE RALPH DRAPER 

ARCHIBALD MACLAREN JAMES MOORE 

JOSEPH CONNORS *GEORGE WILLIAMS 

EDWARD DOWNS HERBERT BROWN 

JAMES WILLIAMS HOWELL F. SHEPARD 

Station No. 2 — Permanent Men 

RALPH BAKER *GORDON COUTTS 

HOWARD L. COLBATH 

Station No. 2— Call Men 

FOSTER MATTHEWS, Acting Lieutenant 
EUGENE A. ZALLA RALPH L. GREENWOOD 

LOUIS BEAULIEU CLYDE MEARS 

* Armed Forces 



Forest Warden 
CHARLES E. BUCHAN 

Police Department 

GEORGE A. DANE, Chief 

Sergeants 
WILLIAM R. HICKEY *DAVID NICOLL 

Officers 

JAMES WALKER DAVID GILLESPIE 

JOHN DEYERMOND CARL STEVENS 

ARTHUR JOWETT FRANK McBRIDE 

*GEORGE F. DUFTON WILLIAM STEWART 

JAMES LYNCH *JOSEPH A. DAVIS 

Reserve Officers 

ALAN G. CHADWICK GEORGE S. L. WALDIE 

*JOSEPH E. O'BRIEN 

Provisional Temporary Officers 

JOHN CAMPBELL GEORGE N. SPARKS 

DAVID M. MAY EUGENE R. ZALLA 

WINTHROP K. WHITE WILLIAM J. McCARTHY 

GEORGE A. DANE, Dog Officer 

Constables 

Terms expire 1943 

GEORGE A. DANE J. LEWIS SMITH 

GEORGE N. SPARKS 

Civil Constables 
JOHN CAMPBELL J. LEWIS SMITH 

Inspector of Animals 

SIDNEY P. WHITE 
• limed Forces 



Surveyors of Wood, Bark, and Lumber 
EDWARD S. HARDY JOSEPH I. PITMAN 

Public Weighers 
BENJAMIN JAQUES BERNARD L. McDONALD 

JEROME W. CROSS, Jr. GUY B. HOWE 

HERBERT W. AUTY WENDELL H. KYDD 

HENRY BURBINE CHARLES H. MURNANE 

CLARENCE E. EARLEY EDWARD L. LONERGAN 

ALEXANDER MacKENZIE 

Fence Viewers 

GEORGE A. DANE 

CHARLES T. GILLIARD RAYMOND L. BUCHAN 

Selective Service 

Local Board No. 3 Town Hall, Andover, Mass. 

Representing Andover, Boxford, and North Andover 

The Board has five voting members. 

HUGH BULLOCK, Andover (Resigned) 

HENRY S. HOPPER, Andover (Secretary) 
CORNELIUS J. MAHONEY, North Andover 
WALTER K. MORSS, Boxford 
SAMUEL F. ROCKWELL, 

North Andover* (Chairman) 



E. BARTON CHAPIN, Government Appeal Agent 
DR. PHILIP W. BLAKE, Examining Physician 
DR. JOHN J. HARTIGAN, Examining Physician 
DR. WILLIAM A. FLEMING, Examining Physician 

(Dental) 

ARTHUR W. COLE, Andover 

Re-employment Agent 
JOSEPH V. FLANAGAN, North Andover, 

Re-employment Agent 
CLINTON H. STEVENS, Chief Clerk 
LAURETTA S. WILSON, Assistant Clerk 
RUTH T. HITCHINGS, Clerical Assistant 

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To advise and assist registrants in preparing ques- 
tionnaires, claims, etc., there is an Advisory Board for Reg- 
istrants: 

JAMES S. EASTHAM, Andover, Chairman 
ROY E. HARDY, Andover 

C. CARLETON KIMBALL, Andover 

Associate Members of the Advisory Board 

JOHN AVERY JOSEPH A. McCARTHY 

JOSEPH A. DUNCAN BERNT W. W. NEWHALL 

A. MURRAY HOWE ARTHUR W. SWEENEY 

FREDERICK R. HULME WALTER C. TOMLINSON 

JOHN D. LITTLE ERNEST S. YOUNG 

GEORGE H. WINSLOW 

Local Rationing Board Number 48 

FOSTER C. BARNARD, Chairman 

PANEL A: Tires, Bicycles, Stoves and Typewriters; Shoes 
and Rubber Boots 

HARRY G. TYER, Chairman 

J. AUGUSTUS REMINGTON 

F. HOWARD PORTER 
PANEL B: Food Products 

RUTH C. DAKE, Chairman 

CATHERINE M. BARRETT 

PAULINE B. FIELD 
PANEL C: Gasoline and Fuel Oil 

FOSTER C. BARNARD, Chairman 

IRVING SOUTHWORTH 

FRED W. GOULD 
PANEL D: Price Control 

GORDON L. COLQUHOUN, Chairman 

WILLIAM D. McINTYRE 

JOHN P. CUSSEN 
PANEL E: Community Service 

MRS. EMER1 TROTT 

MRS. CLEVELAND GILCREAST 

MRS. JOHN BRODHEAD 
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Town of Andover 

Population— 1940 Census 11,077 
Registered Voters 1943—6379 

Political subdivisions including Andover 

Senators 

DAVID I. WALSH— Clinton 

HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR.— Beverly 

Fifth Congressional District 
EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, 444 Andover St., Lowell, Mass. 

Fifth Councillor District 
WILLIAM H. McSWEENEY, 160 Loring Ave., Salem, Mass. 

Fourth Essex Senatorial District 
BENJAMIN B. PRIEST, 27 Park St., Haverhill 

Representatives 

J. EVERETT COLLINS, 35 Summer St., Andover 

RALPH H. HILL, 25 Central St., Methuen 

ALYCE L. SCHLAPP, 19 Hemenway St., Methuen, Mass. 

Essex County Commissioners 

FREDERICK BUTLER, Andover 

JAMES D. BENTLEY, Swampscott 

J. FRED MANNING, Lynn 



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Annual Town Meeting 

March 1, 1943 



Agreeably to a warrant signed by the Selectmen, February 
8th, 1943 the inhabitants of the Town of Andover qualified to 
vote in elections and town affairs, met and assembled at the 
designated polling places in Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, 
Five and Six, viz: The Central Fire Station in Precinct One; 
the Square and Compass Hall in Precinct Two; the Store at 
350 North Main Street, Shawsheen Village in Precinct Three; 
the Andover Grange Hall in Precinct Four; The Old School 
House, Ballardvale in Precinct Five; and the Peabody House, 
Phillips Street, in Precinct Six, in said Andover, on Monday, 
the first day of March, 1943 at 7:00 o'clock a. m. 

Essex, ss. Andover, March 1, 1943 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I, the subscriber, one of 
the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified the in- 
habitants of said town, to meet at the time and places and for 
the purposes stated in said warrant, by posting a true and at- 
tested copy of the same, on the Town House, on each School- 
house and in no less than five other public places where bills 
and notices are usually posted and by publication in The An- 
dover Townsman. Said warrants have been posted and pub- 
lished seven days. t 

George N. Sparks, Constable 

Took up Article One and proceeded to vote for Town Offi- 
cers. The ballot boxes were found to be empty and registered 
0000. The polls were opened at seven o'clock a. m. and 
closed at seven o'clock p. m. The total number of ballots cast 
was 2237; viz: Precinct One, 602; Precinct Two, 526; Pre- 
cinct Three, 397; Precinct Four, 195; Precinct Five. 1 ( )7: 
Precinct Six, 320. 





MoDERATOR- 


-One Year 






Precincts 






1 


2 3 4 5 6 






476 


381 322 162 165 287 


Frederick Butler 


L793 


126 


1 15 75 33 32 33 


Blanks 


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Collector of Taxes— Three Years 

523 407 334 175 169 294 James P. Christie 1902 

79 119 63 20 28 26 Blanks 335 

Selectman — Three Years 

474 299 271 157 174 282 Edward P. Hall 1657 

92 187 96 24 19 28 William J. Snyer 446 

36 40 30 14 4 10 Blanks 134 

Assessor — Three Years 

470 295 268 151 171 269 Edward P. Hall 1624 

91 180 96 27 20 32 William J. Snyer 446 

41 51 33 17 6 19 Blanks 167 

Board of Public Works — Three Years 

254 210 176 141 116 180 William F. Barron 1077 



88 


139 171 


40 


42 


52 


George R. Cairns 


532 


285 


148 122 


64 


51 


156 


Ralph E, Hadley 


826 


118 


75 82 


24 


29 


33 


Arthur E. Steinert 


361 


302 


285 111 


79 


97 


149 


P. LeRoy Wilson 


1023 


157 


195 132 


42 


59 


70 


Blanks 


655 



Board of Health — Three Years 
499 389 317 157 169 289 Percy J. Look, M.D. 1820 
103 137 80 38 28 31 Blanks 417 

School Committee — Three Years 

383 413 253 141 139 195 William A. Doherty 1524 

424 293 251 122 120 219 Malcolm B. McTernen 1429 

308 191 147 83 51 205 John S. Moses 985 

113 144 61 39 98 66 Roy A. Russell 521 

252 130 292 108 61 142 Gordon M. Thompson 985 

326 407 187 92 122 133 Blanks 1267 

School Committee — Two Years 
(to fill vacancies) 

250 248 205 97 81 128 Jerome W. Cross, Jr. 1009 

150 130 107 41 47 74 W. Winslow Dunnells 549 

313 185 151 125 144 178 Barbara A. Loomer 1096 

276 189 174 81 47 189 Frederic W. H. Stott 956 

215 300 157 46 74 71 Blanks 863 

1 Henry W. Piatt 1 

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Trustees of Punchard Free School — Three Years 

441 307 273 137 136 260 Edmond E. Hammond 1551 

456 332 286 155 143 263 Roy E. Hardy 1635 

423 311 267 126 ]24 258 Charles C. Kimball L509 

421 302 279 148 125 252 William A. Trow 1527 

429 331 272 135 129 260 Henry G. Tyer 1529 

1 Henry W. Piatt 1 

840 1044 608 274 327 307 Blanks 3100 

Planning Board — Five Years 
420 332 301 150 143 265 Leon A. Field 1611 

182 194 96 45 54 55 Blanks 626 

Trustee Memorial Hall Library — Seven Years 

423 330 296 156 140 265 John D. Little 1610 

179 196 101 39 57 55 Blanks 627 

Tree Warden — One Year 

474 377 311 163 161 273 George R. Abbott L759 

128 149 86 32 36 47 Blanks 478 

Constables — One Year 

497 395 319 163 158 280 George A. Dane 1812 

460 350 304 154 142 268 J. Lewis Smith L678 

461 368 299 155 167 275 George N. Sparks 1725 
388 465 269 113 124 137 Blanks 1 196 

All the foregoing officers were voted for on our ballot, and 
the check lists were used. 

liKPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT ONE 

March 1. 1943 
Polls opened at 7 a. m. \\ arden in charge^ Row land L Luce. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed at 
7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 602. Number 
of ballots received 1 159. Number of ballot- returned 857. 
Numfber of ballot- cast 602. Police officer on duty, Raymond 
\\ . Hickey. Voted to count ballots at 10 a. m. 

Joseph \\ . M< \ iu r, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT TWO 

March 1, 1943 
Polls opened at 7 a. m. Warden in charge Mark Keane. 
Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls closed 
at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 526. Num- 
ber of ballots received 1344. Number of ballots returned 818. 
Number of ballots cast 526. Police offcer on duty, John 
Campbell. Voted to count ballots at 10:10 a. m. 

Norman K. MacLeish. Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK—PRECINCT THREE 

March 1, 1943 
Polls opened at 7 a. m. Warden in charge Stafford A. Lind- 
say. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 398 
(skipped one). Number of ballots received 1255. Number 
of ballots returned 858. Number of ballots cast 397. Police 
officer on duty, Arthur Jowett. Voted to count ballots at 7:35 
a. m. 

Michael A. Burke, Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FOUR 

March 1, 1943 
Polls opened at 7 a. m. Warden in charge George W. Dis- 
brow. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 195. 
Number of ballots received 673. Number of ballots returned 
478. Number of ballots cast 195. Police officer on duty, 
James R. Lynch. Voted to count ballots at 1 :45 p. ni. 

John F. Golden. Clerk 

REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT FIVE 

March 1, 1943 
Polls opened at? 7 a. m. Warden in charge Chester E. Mat- 
thews. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. Polls 
closed at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls closed 197. 
Number of ballots received 568. Number of ballots returned 
371. Number of ballots cast 197. Police officer on duty, 
George N. Sparks. Voted to count ballots at 1 :40 p. m. 

Arthur L. Marion, Clerk 

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REPORT OF CLERK— PRECINCT SIX 

March 1, 1943 
Polls opened at 7 .a m. Warden in charge, Llewellyn D. 
Pomeroy. Ballot box registered when polls opened 0000. 
Polls closed at 7 p. m. Ballot box registered when polls 
closed 320. Number of ballots received 1019. Number of 
ballots returned 699. Number of ballots cast 320. Police 
officer on duty, Frank McBride. Voted to vount ballots at 

JOSEPH A. LYNCH, Clerk 

After final action of Article One, the said meeting was ad- 
journed by virtue of Section 20, Chapter 39 of General Laws 
to Monday, March 8th at 7 o'clock p. m. at the Memorial 
Auditorium. 



ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING, MARCH 8, 1943 

The check lists showed that three hundred fifty-five persons 
entered the auditorium. 

The meeting was called to order by Frederick Butler, Mod- 
erator, at seven o'clock p. m., and w T as opened with a prayer 
by the Rev. John S. Moses and a salute to the flag. 

It was the unanimous consent of the meeting to admit Miss 
Florence Gallarane, stenographer, to record the meeting. 

The Warrant was read by the Clerk. Upon motion duly 
made and seconded, it was Voted, to dispense with the reading 
of the Articles at this time. 

At the request of the Moderator, the Clerk read each ar- 
ticle as it came up. 

Announcement of the balloting of March 1, 1913, was 
read by the Clerk, and the Moderator declared elected the 
successful candidates, as follows: 

Frederick Butler elected Moderator for one year. 

James P. Christie elected Collector of Taxes for three years. 

Edward P. Hall elected Selectman for three years. 

Edward P. Hall elected Assessor for three year-. 

William F. Barron elected member of Board of Publ it- 
Works for three years. 

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P. LeRoy Wilson elected member of Board of Public Works 
for three years. 

Percy J. Look, M. D., elected member of the Board of 
Health for three years. 

William A. Doherty elected member of School Committee 
for three years. 

Malcolm B. McTernen elected member of School Com- 
mittee for three years. 

*John S. Moses elected member of School Committee for 
three years. 

Jerome W. Cross, Jr., elected member of School Commit- 
tee for two years (to fill vacancy) . 

Barbara A. Loomer elected member of School Committee 
for two years (to fill vacancy) . 

Edmond E. Hammond elected Trustee of Punchard Free 
School for three years. 

Roy E. Hardy elected Trustee of Punchard Free School 
for three years. 

Charles C. Kimball elected Trustee of Punchard Free 
School for three years. 

William A. Trow elected Trustee of Punchard Free School 
for three years. 

Henry G. Tyer elected Trustee of Punchard Free School for 
three years. 

Leon A. Field elected member of Planning Board for five 
years. 

John D. Little elected Trustee of Memorial Hall Library 
for seven years. 

George R. Abbott elected Tree Warden for one year. 

George A. Dane elected Constable for one year. 

J. Lewis Smith elected Constable for one year. 

George N. Sparks elected Constable for one year. 

Article 2 — To elect all other officers not required by law 
to be elected by ballot. 

Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was Voted, that 
Fred E. Cheever be elected Trustee of Cornell Fund for three 
years. 

*Having broken tie by re-count. 

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Article 3 — To establish the salary of elected Town Offi- 
cers for the ensuing year. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it 

was Voted, that the salaries of the elected Town Officers for 
the ensuing year be established as follows: (each item being 
voted on separately) 

Chairman, Board of Selectmen, per annum $ 400.00 

Two members at $300.00 each, per annum 600.00 

Board of Assessors 1200.00 

Three members at $400.00 each, per annum 

Board of Public Welfare * 300.00 

Three members at $100 each, per annum 

Town Clerk 2200.00 

Collector of Taxes 2400.00 

Town Treasurer 2500.00 
Moth Superintendent and Tree Warden, 

combined salary for both per week 38.50 

Board of Health 225.00 

Three members at $75.00 each, per annum 

Secretary, Board of Public Works 100.00 

Treasurer, Library Trustees 100.00 

Treasurer, Punchard Trustees 200.00 

Moderator, per meeting 10.00 

Article 4 — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for the following purposes: 

Upon motions duly made and seconded, it was Voted, to 

appropriate the following sums of money: (each item being 
voted on separately) 

Appropriation for the Assessor-, Board of Selectmen, and all 
Departments under their control: 

American Legion 600.00 

Veterans of Foreign Wars ()()().()() 

Armistice Day LS0.00 

Memorial Day 950.00 

Aid to Dependent Children 6800.00 

Soldiers' Belief 2500.00 

Military Aid 200. 00 

State Aid 100.00 

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Old Age Assistance 


38000.00 


Public Welfare 


14000.00 


War Allowance 


1000.00 


Retirement Fund 


14792.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


Election and Registration 


2500.00 


Civilian Defense 


4700.00 


Insurance 


11000.00 


Essex Tuberculosis Hospital 


10873.07 


Purification Clam Plant 


25.47 


Pomps Pnod 


2200.00 


Public Dump 


1000.00 


Printing Town Report 


794.00 


Selectmen 


2241.00 


Treasurer 


3023.00 


Collector 


5086.00 


Accountant 


2972.00 


Assessors 


4852.00 


Town Clerk 


3175.00 


Moderator 


10.00 


Town Counsel 


750.00 


Finance Committee 


20.00 


Planning Board and Survey 


200.00 


Dog Officer 


225.00 


Animal Inspector 


350.00 


Building Inspector 


525.00 


Town Scales 


175.00 


Inspector of Wires 


425.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 


450.00 


Municipal Buildings 


4100.00 


Infirmary 


10300.00 


Infirmary — to cover unpaid bills in 1942 


82.55 


Moth Suppression 


4800.00 


Police Department 


31833.00 


Fire Department 


30337.00 


Brush Fires 


1300.00 


Interest 


8000.00 


Retirement of Bonds 


37000.00 


Tree Warden 


5000.00 


Board of Health 


4260.00 



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Care of Tubercular Patients 


4000.00 


Trustees of Me/norial Library (plus dog tax) 


12770.00 


Spring Grove Cemetery 


9040.00 


School Committee 


201000.00 


Playground Committee 


1990.00 


Appropriation for all departments under the 




control of the Board of Public Works : 




Highway maintenance 


46000.00 


Water maintenance 


34200.00 


Water construction 


8500.00 


Parks 


4000.00 


Sewer maintenance 


5800.00 


Snow removal and sanding 


13500.00 


Trucks, garage and repair shop 


6870.00 


Street Lighting 


18000.00 


Total Departmental 


$640746.09 


Article 9 — Andover Co. Mass. Guard 


250.00 


Article 10 — Chapter 90 Work 


1000.00 


Article 11 — Guard — Haggetts Pond Pumping 




Station 


2000.00 


Article 12 — Repair — Bleachers — 




Central Playstead 


500.00 


Article 14 — Essex Street curbing 


950.00 


Article 15 — A. V. I. S. Grass plots 


300.00 


Article 20 — Walker Ave. curbing 


1300.00 


Article 13 — Boston & Maine land taking 


50.00 




$ 6350.00 



$647096.09 

Article 5 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to bor- 
row money from time to time after January 1, L944, in an- 
ticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning Jan- 
nary 1, 1944, in accordance with Section 1. Chapter 1 1. Gen- 
eral Laws, and to issue a note or notes therefor, payable with- 
in one year, and to renew anv note so i>>ned for a period of 
less than one year, in accordance with Section 17 of said 

Chapter 44 

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Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval 
of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time after 
January 1, 1944, in anticipation of the revenue of the finan- 
cial year beginning January 1, 1944, in accordance with Sec- 
tion 4, Chapter 44, General Laws, and to issue a note or notes 
therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any note so 
issued for a period of less than one year, in accordance with 
Section 17 of said Chapter 44. 

Article 6 — To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
School Committee to sell all possible standard typewriters to 
the Army and Navy at the request of the War Production 
Board. 

Upon motion made by Mr. O'Connell, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, to authorize the School Committee to sell all 
possible standard typewriters to the Army and Navy at the 
request of the War Production Board. 

Article 7 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate, or transfer from available funds in the treasury, a 
sum of money for the purchase of war bonds or other bonds 
that are legal investments for savings banks, in order to es- 
tablish a post war rehabilitation fund, in accordance with 
the provision of Chapter 5, Acts of 1943, on petition of Thax- 
ter Eaton, Treasurer. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, that $50,000.00 free cash in the treasury be trans- 
ferred for the purchase of United States Government securi- 
ties, maturing in live years or less, in order to establish a post- 
war rehabilitation fund, in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 5, Acts of 1943. 

Article 8 — To see if the town will vote to accept the re- 
laying out of Beacon Street as approved by the Board of Sur- 
vey, and as laid out by the Board of Selectmen; and shown 
on plan entitled "Plan of a portion of Beacon Street, An- 
dover, Massachusetts" dated October, 1942, Morse, Dick- 
inson and Goodwin, Engineers, Haverhill, Massachusetts. 

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Upon motion made by Mr. Hardy, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to accept article as read. 

Article 9 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $500.00 to be expended for and undo 
the direction of the Andover Company of the Massachusetts 
State Guard. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Holt, and duly seconded, it was 
Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $250.00. 

Article 10 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars to be 
used for maintaining, repairing and improving Town High- 
ways under the provision of Chapter 90 of the General Law-. 
on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to raise and appropriate the sum of $1000.00 to 
be used for maintaining, repairing and improving Town High- 
ways under the provision of Chapter 90 of the General Law-. 

Article 11 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars for 
wages for the guard at the Haggetts Pond Pumping Station. 
on petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Voted to accept this article as read. (128 Yes. 1 2H No.) 
( standing vote). 

Article 12 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to repair and paint the baseball and football 
bleachers at the Central Playstead and appropriate the mud 
of five hundred ($500. 00 ) dollars therefor, on petition of the 
Hoard of Public Works. 

Voted, to accept article as read. 

Article L3 To see if the town will vote to acquire l>\ 
eminent domain or others ise the land of the Boston and Maine 

Railroad adjacent to Essex Street we8l of Railroad Street, and 
bounded and described >i- follow-: Beginning at a point on 



the west line of Railroad Street at its most southerly point, 
thence running south 79 deg. 7 min. 30 sees, west fifty-six 
and 5-10 feet to a point; thence turning and running north 
46 deg. 50 min. west sixty-four and 9-10 feet by Essex Street 
to a point; thence turning and running south 61 deg. 30 min. 
east sixty-four and 5-10 feet to a point; thence turning and 
running south 87 deg. 30 min. east forty-five feet to the point 
of beginning; and appropriate the sum of fifty dollars 
($50.00) therefor. Said tract is shown on plan entitled "Pro- 
posed land taking from Boston and Maine Railroad dated 
December 21, 1942", on petition of the Board of Public 
Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to adopt article as read. 

Article 14 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of nine hundred and fifty ($950.00) dol- 
lars to build a retaining wall and install curbing on Essex 
Street on the northerly side just below the railroad track, on 
petition of the Board of Public Works. 

Upon motion made by Mr. White, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to adopt article as read. (Standing vote, Yes 221, 

No. 4.) 

Article 15 — To see if the town will vote to appropriate 
the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars to care for grass 
plots formerly cared for by the Andover Village Improve- 
ment Society and establish this item as part of the regular 
Park Department Budget, on petition of Edmond E. Ham- 
mond and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Hammond, and duly seconded, 
it was Voted, that article be adopted as read. 

Article 16 — To see if the town will vote to change the 
term of Tree Warden from one year to three years, to take 
effect at the Annual Election in 1944, on petition of George 
R. Abbott and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Abbott, and duly seconded, it 

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was Voted, to change the term of Tree Warden from one year 
to three years, to take effect at the annual election in 1944. 

Article 17 — To see if the town will vote to reduce the 
membership of the School Committee from nine to five, to be 
effected in the following manner: 

In 1944 — 1 Member to be elected for a term of 3 years. 

In 1945 — 1 Member to be elected for a term of 3 years. 

In 1946 — 1 Member to be elected for a term of 2 years, 
and 2 Members to be elected for a term of 3 years. 

And thereafter 1, 2 and 2 members to be elected in suc- 
cessive years, all for three year terms, on petition of John M. 
Erving and others. 

Voted, that article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 18 — To see if the town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $3,000.00 for a Lawn Bowling green, 
sponsored by James Watt and the Andover Lawn Bowling 
Association and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Turner, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, that article be indefinitely postponed. 

Article 19 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to have a street light put in Baker's Lane, on 
petition of William J. Snyder and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Snyder, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to authorize the Board of Public Works to have a 
street light put in Baker's Lane. 

Article 20 — To see if the town will authorize the Board 
of Public Works to install curbing on both sides of Walker 
Avenue and appropriate the sum of thirteen hundred 
($1,300.00) dollars therefor, on petition of Michael A. Her- 
lihy and others. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Herlihy, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to adpot article as read. 

Article 21 — To see if the town will vote to accepl 
$2,816.81, received in 1942 for the perpetual can- of lots 

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in Spring Grove Cemetery, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, 
Treasurer. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to accept $2,810.25, received in 1942 for the per- 
petual care of lots in Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Article 22 — To see if the town will vote to sell the prop- 
erty acquired by deed of the Collector of Taxes, dated March 
6, 1940, recorded North District Essex County Registry of 
Deeds, Book 629, page 118, on petition of Thaxter Eaton, 
Treasurer. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to adopt article as read. 

Article 23 — To determine what disposition shall be made 
of unexpended appropriations and free cash in the treasury. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Eaton, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, that all unexpended appropriation balances be 
turned into the treasury except the following: 
Article 20— ( 1941 )— River Road Improvement $ 85.81 
Article 1— (Dec. 1941)— Civilian Defense 1869.37 

Article 13 — W.P.A. materials and truck hire 1509.64 

Article 18— Sarah M. Burke land 120.00 

That $15,000.00 free cash be transferred to the Reserve 
Fund. 

That $15,000.00 free cash be voted the Assessors to reduce 
the 1943 tax rate. 

Article 24 — To act upon the report of the Town Officers. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Winslow, and duly seconded* it 
was Voted, that the report of /the Town Officers be accepted 
and placed on file. 

Article 25 — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Brimer, and duly seconded, it 
was Voted, to adopt the following resolution: 

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"Whereas the Andover voters protest the inequitable as- 
sessments made in recent years against the Town for the 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital, and 

Whereas the two proposed bills, one to continue recent 
practice and establish a low initial charge of $1.50 per day, 
and the other to cover all hospital costs by assessment of the 
various communities in proportion to use only, both fail to 
correct present unfair practices, it is 

Resolved that the Voters hereby strongly urge legislation 
to correct the present unfair practices by providing that the 
intent of existing statutes be strictly adhered to, or providing 
that each town or city pay for patient-days of its residents at a 
daily rate sufficient at least to cover the actual cost of patient 
care and treatment, and 

Further resolved: 

(1) Tha the Town Clerk be and is hereby directed 
to forward a copy of this resolution to each 
State Senator and Representative of this Dis- 
trict; and 

(2) That the Moderator is authorized to appoint a 
committee to present these views of the voters 
of the Town of Andover at a hearing before 
the Committee on Counties to be held April 8, 
1943". 

Upon motion made by Mr. W. C. Ford, that Article 34 of 
the 1942 Warrant; page 30 in the Town Report to put the 
Town laborers on Civil Service, be taken from the table. 

Voted not to take up Article 34. 

Upon motion made by Mr. Hammond, and duly seconded. 
it was Voted, to adjourn. 

The meeting was adjourned at ( ):1 1 o'clock P. M. 
Appointments by Moderator 

Finance Committee for one year -Harvey G. Turner, 

Ralph A. Woodcock. Hugh Bullock, George A. Stanley, Jr., 
Mitchell Johnson, Charles P. Cabeler and Louis S. Finger. 

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Supervised Play for one year — Stafford A. Lindsay, Harry 
I. Emmons, Charles J. Bailey, James Gillen, Harold L. Peters, 
Francis P. Markey, Mildred H. Brown, Richard O'Brien. 

Tuberculosis Hospital Committee — Wallace E. Brimer, 
Roy E. Hardy and Dr. Percy J. Look. 

The foregoing is a true record of the doings of the meeting. 

Attest: 

George H. Winslow, 

Town Clerk 



Report of the Town Clerk 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report of the office of the Town Clerk 
for the year 1943. 

The total number of registered voters in Andover at the 
close of registration February 17, 1943 was 6379 by precincts 
as follows: 

1 1470 

2 1382 

3 1257 

4 680 

5 562 

6 1028 





6379 


VITAL STATISTICS 


Number of births recorded 




Males 


99 


Females 


109 


Number of deaths recorded 




Males 


72 


Females 


82 


Number of marriages recorded 





208 

154 

116 
Respectfully submitted, 

George H. WlNSLOW. Town Clerk 



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Report of Director of Accounts 

March 5, 1943 
To the Board of Selectmen: 
Mr. Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 
Andover, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Andover for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1942, made in accordance with the provisions of 
Chapter 44, General Laws. This is in the form of a report 
made to me by Mr. Herman B. Dine, Assistant Director of 
Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

Theodore N. Waddell 

Director of Accounts 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 



Sir 



In accordance with your instructions I have made an audit 
of the books and accounts of the town of Andover for the 
year ending December 31, 1942, and submit the following 
report thereon : 

The records of financial transactions of the several depart- 
ments receiving or disbursing money? for the town or com- 
miting bills for collection were examined, checked, and veri- 
fied by comparison with the reports and the records in the 
office of the town accountant. 

The ledger accounts were analyzed, the appropriations 
and transfers being checked with the town clerk's records of 

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town meetings and with the records of the finance commit- 
tee. A balance sheet, showing the financial condition of the 
town on December 31, 1942, was prepared and is appended 
to this report. 

Approved vouchers and pay-rolls on file were examined 
and compared with the entries in the classification book, and 
the expenditures as recorded in the classification book were 
checked with the ledger accounts. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were exam- 
ined and checked. The cash book additions were certified, and 
the recorded receipts were analyzed and compared with the 
town accountant's ledger and with the records of the depart- 
ments making payments to the treasurer. The payments b\ 
the treasurer were compared with the selectmen's warrants 
authorizing the disbursement of town funds. 

The treasurer's cash balance on January 19, 1943, was 
proved by reconciliation of the bank balances with statements 
furnished by the banks of deposit and by actual count of the 
cash in the office. 

The recorded payments on account of maturing debt and 
interest were checked with the amounts falling due and with 
the cancelled securities and coupons on file, the outstanding 
bonds and coupons being listed and reconciled with state- 
ments furnished by the banks. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the in- 
vestments of the trust and municipal contributory retirement 
funds in the custody of the town treasurer were examined and 
listed, the income being proved and the disbursements veri- 
fied. 

The record of tax titles held by the town was examined 
and checked. The amounts added to the tax title account were 
compared with the collector's records, the reported redemp- 
tions were checked with the receipts as recorded on the treas- 
urer's cash book, and the tax titles on hand were listed, 
proved, and compared with the records at the Regi>trv of 
Deeds. 

The books and accounts oi the tax collector were examined 
and checked. The accounts outstanding according to the pre- 
vious examination, and all subsequent commitments i>t taxes 
tml assessments, were audited and compared with the asaea- 

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sors' warrants for their collection. The payments to the treas- 
urer by the collector were checked to the treasurer's and the 
town accountant's books, the abatements as recorded were 
compared with the assessors' record of abatements granted, 
and the outstanding accounts were listed and reconciled with 
the town accountant's ledger accounts. 

Attention is again called to the uncollected taxes, motor 
vehicle excise taxes, and assessments of prior years, and it 
is recommended that a determined effort be made to secure 
their settlement. 

The town clerk's records of sporting, dog, and town licen- 
ses, as well as permits, recording fees, etc., were examined 
and checked. The payments to the Division of Fisheries and 
Game were certified by comparison with the receipts on file, 
and the payments to the town treasurer were compared with 
the treasurer's cash book. 

It was noted that payments to the Division of Fisheries and 
Game for sporting licenses and to the town treasurer for the 
licenses were not made on the first Monday of each month as 
required by law. 

The surety bonds of the officials required by law to furnish 
them were examined and found to be in proper form. 

The records of departmental accounts receivable were ex- 
amined. The payments to the treasurer were verified, the 
abatements were checked, and the outstanding accounts were 
listed and reconciled with the accountant's ledger accounts. 
The records of the water and sewer charges were examined 
and checked. The recorded collections were compared with 
the payments to the treasurer, the abatements as recorded were 
verified, and the outstanding accounts were listed and recon- 
ciled with the town accountant's ledger accounts. 

Verification of the outstanding tax, assessment, depart- 
mental, and water accounts was made by sending notices to 
a number of persons whose names appeared on the books as 
owing money to the town, and from the replies received it 
appears that the accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the 
investments of the several school funds in the custody of the 
treasurer of the trustees, of the Memorial Hall Library Funds 
in the custody of the library treasurer, and of the John Cornell 

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Coal and Wood Fund in the custody of the treasurer of the 
trustees were examined and listed. The income was proved 
and the transactions were verified. 

In addition to the accounts mentioned, the records of all 
other departments collecting money for the town or rendering 
bills for collection were examined and checked in detail. 

Appended to this report, in addition to the balance sheet, 
are tables showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's, tax 
collector's, and town clerk's cash, summaries of the tax, as- 
sessment, tax title, and departmental accounts, as well as 
tables showing the condition and transactions of the trust and 
municipal contributory retirement funds. 

For the cooperation extended by the several town officials 
during the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants and for 
myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Herman B. Dine 

Assistant Director of Accounts 



The above report of audit of Andover books and accounts 
is for the year ending December 31, 1942. 

State Auditors have recently completed their work for 
year ending December 31, 1943. The report of this year's 
audit had not been received before going to press. 

George H. Winslow. 

Town Clerk 



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Report of the Town Accountant 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1943 



January 1, 1944 
To the Board of Selectmen: 
Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

In accordance with Chapter 41, Section 61 of the General 
Laws, I submit herewith my annual report for the year ending 
December 31, 1943. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and their sources, and 
of the payments and the purposes- therefor, follows. The con- 
dition of the various trust funds, as well as the Town of An- 
dover Retirement Fund, sources of incomes and the amounts 
paid out are also set forth. A statement of the temporary loans, 
maturing debt and interest is included. 

A balance sheet, which is appended to this report, was pre- 
pared showing the assets and liabilities as of December 31, 
1943. 

May I express my thanks for the co-operation accorded to 
me by your Board as well as by each Town Department during 
the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary C. Regan, 

Town Accountant 



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Appropriations for 1943 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, MARCH 8, 1943 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 


Selectmen 


$2241.00 


Accountant 


2972.00 


Treasurer 


3023.00 


Tax Collector 


5086.00 


Assessors 


4852.00 


Town Clerk 


3175.00 


Article 7 — Purchase of U. S. Govern 




ment Securities 


50000.00 


Civilian Defense 


4700.00 


Animal Inspector 


350.00 


Town Counsel 


750.00 


Dog Officer 


225.00 


Moderator 


10.00 


Finance Committee 


20.00 


Planning Board and Board of Survey 


200.00 


Election and Registration 


2500.00 


Municipal Buildings 


4100.00 




$84204.00 



PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 



Police Department 


$31833.00 




Article 9 — Andover Company 






of Mass. State Guard 


250.00 




Fire Department 


30337.00 




Building Inspector 


525.00 




Win' Inspector 


123.00 




Sealer of Weight- and Measure- 


150.00 




Moth Suppression 


1800.00 




Tree \\ arderi 


5000.00 




Foresl Fires 


1300.00 


• 






$71<>L>0.0() 






HEALTH AND SANITATION 



Health Department 


$4260.00 


Care and Treatment of Tubercular 




Patients 


4000.00 


Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital 


10873.07 


Public Dump 


1000.00 


Proportionate Share of Operating 




Expense for Purification Plant 


25.47 


Sewers Maintenance 


5800.00 




$25958.54 


HIGHWAYS 




Highways Maintenance I 


146000.00 



Trucks, Garage and Repair Shop 

Maintenance 
Article 10, Chapter 90 of General 

Laws, Maintaining, Repairing 

and Improving Town Highways 
Article 14, Retaining Wall and 

Installing Curbing on Essex Street 
Article 15, Care of Grass Plots 

Formerly Cared for by Andover 

Village Improvement Society 
Article 20, To Install Curbing on 

Both Sides of Walker Avenue 
Article 13, Boston and Maine 

Land Taking 
Snow Removal and Sanding 
Street Lighting 



6870.00 



1000.00 



950.00 



300.00 

1300.00 

50.00 
13500.00 
18000.00 



$87970.00 
CHARITIES AND SOLDIERS' BENEFITS 



Public Welfare 

Public Welfare Salaries 



$12300.00 
1700.00 



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Aid to Dependent Children 


6500.00 


Aid to Dependent Children Admin. 


300.00 


Old Age Assistance 


36200.00 


Old Age Assistance Admin. 


1800.00 


Infirmary 


10300.00 


Infirmary (Unpaid 1942 bills) 


82.55 


State Aid 


400.00 


Military Aid 


200.00 


Soldiers' Relief 


2500.00 


War Allowance (Soldiers' Relief) 


1000.00 




$73282.55 


SCHOOLS AND LIBRARY 


School Department 


$201000.00 


Memorial Hall Library 


12770.00 




$213770.00 


RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 


Parks and Playgrounds 


$4000.00 


Playground Committee 


1990.00 


Article 12, Repair bleachers at 




central playground 


500.00 


Pomps Pond Bathing Beach 


2200.00 


Damages to Persons and Property 


500.00 


American Legion Quarters 


600.00 


Veterans of Foreign Wars Quarters 


600.00 


Insurance 


1 1 ()()().()() 


Memorial Da) 


950.00 


Town. Reports 


794.00 


Armistice Day 


150.00 


Town Scales 


175.00 


Retirement Fund 


L4792.00 




138251.00 



::: 



ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERY 

Water Maintenance $34200.00 

Water Construction 8500.00 

Article 11, Guard at Haggetts Pond 

Pumping Station 2000.00 

Spring Grove Cemetery 9040.00 



$53740.00 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 

Interest $ 8000.00 

Maturing Debt 37000.00 



$45000.00 
Total Appropriations, March, 1943 $697096.09 



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Receipts for 1943 



James P. Christie, Collector: 




Taxes, Current Year: 




Poll 


$6024.00 


Personal 


53611.67 


Real Estate 


343581.27 


Taxes, Previous Years: 




, Poll 


380.00 


Personal 


3929.64 


Real Estate 


78610.69 


Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: 




1936 


11.02 


1937 


4.77 


1940 


4.00 


1942 


235.34 


1943 


21054.52 


Moth Assessments 


1533.10 


Sewer Assessments: 




1939 Apportioned (Added-to-taxes) 44.01 


1940 Apportioned (Added-to-taxes) 53.64 


1941 Apportioned (Added-to-taxes) 73.85' 


1942 Apportioned (Added-to-taxes) 51.55 


Poll Tax Costs 


148.40 


Interest on Taxes 


3223.84 


Interest on Motor Vehicle Excise 




Taxes 


19.18 


Interest on Sewer Assessments 


31.80 


Committed Interest on Sewer 




Assessments 


30.35 




$512665.64 



Thaxter Eaton. Treasurer: 

Loans, Anticipation of Revenue $75000.00 

Loan. Anticipation Reimburse- 
ment, Chap. <>() 500.00 



I mount Curried Forward 



$75,500.00 $512665.64 






Amount Brought Forward 



$75,500.00 $512665.64 



County of Essex Dog Tax 1955.01 

Tax Titles, Interest, Costs, etc. 1973.04 







$79428.05 


Town Clerk's Licenses, etc.: 






Dog Licenses 


$2376.00 




Marriage Licenses 


243.00 




Miscellaneous Fees 


200.80 









$2819.80 


Board of Selectmen, Licenses, etc.: 






Alcoholic Beverages 


$3500.00 




Junk 


20.00 




Gasoline and Explosives 


1.00 




Dance Hall 


20.00 




Auctioneers 


2.00 




Sunday Licenses 


60.00 




Pool, Billiards and Bowling 


30.00 




Common Victuallers 


22.00 




Theatre 


25.00 




Sunday Movies 


26.00 




Auto Dealers 


30.00 




Pedlars 


34.00 




Innholders 


10.00 




Certificates of Registration 


42.00 





Police Department: 
Court Fines 
Pistol Permits 
Damages to Light, etc. 

Fire Department: 
Use of Ambulance 
Use of Oxygen Tent 



Amount Carried Forward 



$661.74 
24.00 
26.50 



$128.95 
35.00 



$3822.00 



$712.24 



$163.95 



$599611.68 



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Amount Brought Forward $599611.68 

Municipal Property: 

Rent of Court Room $120.00 

Rent of Town Property: 

J. W. Stark, B. Vale 75.00 

Other Property, W. Andover 100.00 

Sale of Town Hall Settee 2.00 







$297.00 


Building Inspector's Fees 




42.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures Fees 




101.69 


Wire Inspector's Fees 




21.00 


Public Weigher's Fees 




40.95 


Board of Health: 






Milk 


$ 17.50 




Oleo 


4.50 




Ice Cream 


20.00 




Pasteurization 


60.00 




Ashes and Garbage 


26.00 




Alcohol 


3.00 




Cess Pool 


4.00 




Plumbing Inspector's Fees 


87.00 





Health and Sanitation: 

Tuberculosis Subsidy $990.68 

Reimbursement for Contagious Diseases: 

From Commonwealth of Mass. 373.10 

From Individuals 2600.00 

Sewer Connections 102.66 



$222.00 



$4066. 1 1 

Board of Public Works — Machinery Account 91.30 



Amount Carried Forward $604494.06 

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Amount Brought Forward 



$604494.06 



Highways : 
From State: 

For Snow Plowing $.135.50 
Division of Highways, Chap. 

90— Contract No. 8652 494.58 

Sale of Junk 2.64 







$632.72 


Infirmary : 






Board and Care 




1251.00 


Convalescent Home: 






Board and Care 




1589.00 


Reimbursement for Public Welfare: 






From State 


$ 39.50 




From Cities and Towns 


447.87 




From Individuals 


625.94 





Reimbursement for Aid to Dependent Children: 
From State 

Reimbursement for Old Age Assistance : 

From State $26074.12 

From Cities and Towns 439.65 



Reimbursement for State Aid from State 
Reimbursement for Soldiers' Relief from State 
School Department: 

Tuition $124.00 

Sale of Books and Supplies 498.38 

Rental Auditorium and Gymnasium 66.00 
All Other 19.06 



$1113.31 
4688.14 



26513.77 
290.00 

100.00 



707.44 



Amount Carried Forward 



$641379.44 



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Amount Brought Forward 




$641379.44 


Library Department: 






Fines 


$707.38 




Lost and Damaged Books 


45.34 




Income from Investments 


2800.00 








3552.72 


Water Department: 






Metered Rates 


$55846.19 




Services 


273.17 




Miscellaneous 


134.71 








$56254.07 


Cemetery Department: 






Sale of lots 


$ 20.00 




Care of lots 


554.50 




Interments, Use of Tomb and 






Cement Vaults 


1816.00 




Foundations 


441.74 




Filling Graves 


14.00 




Cement Rings 


24.50 




Use of Lowering Device 


5.00 




Miscellaneous 


8.50 




Perpetual Care Withdrawals 


1719.00 




Sale of Vault and Cultivator 


21.00 








$4624.24 


Trust and Investments: 






Perpetual Cares: 






Christ Church 


$ 158.81 




South Church 


411.50 




Spring Grove 


1875.00 




West Parish 


55.91 




St. Augustine's 


13.04 




Giddings Fund 


20.10 




A. V. Lincoln Fund 


10.00 





Amount Carried Forward 



S25 n,3«) s7o:>r, 10.47 



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Amount Brought Forward 


$2544.39 $705810.47 


V. Lincoln Fund 


20.00 




American Legion Fund 


4.02 




Conroy Fund 


5.00 




W. L. Raymond Fund 


3660.00 




E. J. Lincoln Fund— A.V.I. S. 


99.24 




E. S. Lincoln Fund — A.V.I.S. 


147.42 




Draper Fund 


43.06 




Smart Fund 


5.00 








$6528.13 


Withholdings on Wages: 






Income Taxes 




13498.13 


Victory Taxes 




6676.87 


War Savings Bonds 




6752.13 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 






Income Tax 


$57393.20 




Meal Tax 


1707.67 




Corporation Tax 


92752.61 




Vocational Education 


309.32 




Reimbursement Loss Taxes 


394.58 




Aid to Dependent Children Grants 


1806.28 




Old Age Assistance Grants 


31801.18 






! 


$186164.84 


Refunds : 






General Departments 


$ 8.95 




Spring Grove Cemetery Petty 






Cash Refund 


10.00 




Board of Public Works Petty 






Cash Refund 


50.00 




Article 9, State Guard Petty 






Cash Refund 


25.00 




Article 1, Civilian Defense Petty 






Cash Refund 


25.00 




Use of telephone 


4.60 





Amount Carried Forward 



$123.55 $925430.87 



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Amount Brought Forward 



8123.55 $925430.87 



Article 1, Civilian Defense Re- 
imbursement 

Canning Center Fees 

Wages Reimbursed by Indi- 
viduals receiving accident com- 
pensation 

Tailings 



4.33 
$397.48 



81.73 
22.19 



$ 629.28 



Total Receipts, 1943 



$926059.85 



Expenditures for 1943 



APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS 



SELECTMEN 



Appropriation 



Cr. 



Dr. 



Salaries, Selectmen: 




Roy E. Hardy, Chairman 


$400.00 


J. Everett Collins 


300.00 


Edward P. Hall 


:u)0.oo 


Salaries, Clerks: 




George H. Winslow 


400.00 


Edith P. Sellars 


416.00 


Office Supplies. Stationery and 


Postage 56.43 


Printing and Advertising 


11.86 


Carfares, Dues, etc. 


9.00 


Telephone 


167.21 


Amount Carried Forward 


$2060.50 



$2241.00 



$2241.00 



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Amount Brought Forward $2060.50 

Registry of Deeds and All other 105.00 

Total Expenditures $2165.50 

Balance to Revenue 75.50 

$2241.00 

ACCOUNTANT 

Cr. 



$2241.00 



Appropriation 



Dr. 



Salary, Accountant, Mary C. Regan $2002.00 
Salary, Clerk, Mary A. Loosigian 675.00 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 162.84 
Printing and Advertising 112.95 

Association Dues 10.00 



Total Expenditures 


$2962.79 


Balance to Revenue 


9.21 




$2972.00 


TREASURER 




Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




Salary, Treasurer, Thaxter Eaton 


$2500.00 


Clerk hire 


25.38 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 223.67 


Carfares, Dues, etc. 


10.98 


Surety Bond 


233.00 


Certification of Notes 


6.00 


Total Expenditures 


$2999.03 


Balance to Revenue 


23.97 



$2241.00 



$2972.00 



$2972.00 



$3023.00 



$3023.00 $3023.00 



46 



TAX COLLECTOR 



Appropriation 



Cr. 



Dr. 



Salary, Tax Collector, 

James P. Christie $2400.00 

Salary, Clerk, Phoebe E. Noyes 1573.00 
Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 356.61 

Printing and Advertising 168.76 

Telephone 41.35 

On Bonds , 463.00 

All Other 27.00 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$5029.72 
56.28 



$5086.00 





$5086.00 


$5086.00 


ASSESSORS 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$4852.00 


Dr. 






Salaries, Board of Assessors: 






Roy E. Hardy 


$ 400.00 




J. Everett Collins 


400.00 




Edward P. Hall 


400.00 




Assistant Assessors 


600.00 




Salaries, Clerks: 






George H. Winslow 


400.00 




Edith P. Sellars 


832.00 




Anne Birdsall 


520.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 203.37 




Printing and Advertising 


85.88 




Deeds, Probates, etc. 


84.32 




Appraisals, Measurements, etc. 


611.66 




All other 


6.60 





Amount (juried Forward 



$4513.85 $4852.00 



Total Expenditures (br'g't frd) $4543.83 $4852.00 
Balance to Revenue 308.17 





$4852 .00 


$4852.00 


TOWN CLERK 






Cr. 




Appropriation 


Dr. 


$3175.00 


Salary, Town Clerk, 






George H. Winslow 


$2200.00 




Salaries, Clerks: 






Edith P. Sellars 


286.00 




Anne Birdsall 


520.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 101.07 




Printing and Advertising 


50.50 




On Bond 


5.00 




Dues, Carfares, etc. 


3.00 




All other 


8.36 





Total Expenditures $3173.93 

Balance to Revenue 1.07 



$3175.00 $3175.00 

MODERATOR 

Cr. 
Appropriation $10.00 

Dr. 
Frederick Butler, Moderator $10.00 



$10.00 $10.00 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Cr. 

Appropriation $20.00 

48 



Amount Brought Forward $20.00 

Dr. 

Printing $15.25 

Postage 1.64 



Total Expenditures $16.89 

Balance to Revenue 3.11 



$20.00 


$20.00 


TOWN COUNSEL 


• 


Cr. 
Appropriation 

Salary, Town Counsel, 

Walter Tomlinson $500.00 
Balance to Revenue 250.00 


$750.00 


$750.00 


$750.00 


DOG OFFICER 




Cr. 
Appropriation 


$225.00 


Dr. 




George A. Dane, Dog Officer $225.00 





$225.00 $225.00 

ANIMAL INSPECTOR 

Cr. 
Appropriation $350.00 

Dr. 

Sidney P. White, Animal Inspector $325.00 
Balance to Revenue 25.00 



$350.00 $350.00 

49 



PLANNING BOARD AND BO 


ARD OF SURVEY 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$200.00 


Dr. 




Salary, Clerk, Edward R. Lawson 


$100.00 


Balance to Revenue 


100.00 



$200.00 $200.00 

ARTICLE 7— PURCHASE U. S. GOVERNMENT 
SECURITIES 

(Transferred from free cash for Government Securities, 
maturing in five years, or less, in order to establish a post-war 
rehabilitation fund, in accordance with provision of Chapter 
5, Acts of 1943.) 

Cr. 
Transferred from Free Cash $50000.00 



Purchase of United 
Savings Notes 



. Dr. 

States Tax 



$50000.00 



$50000.00 $50000.00 



ELECTION AND REGISTRATION 



Appropriation 


Dr. 




Registrars : 






Ralph A. Bailey 




$ 20.00 


George H. Winslow 




20.00 


John W. Stark 




20.00 


Francis D. Hurley 




20.00 


Assistant Registrars 




600.00 


Stenographer at Town Meeting 


20.00 


Election Officers 




397.50 



Amount Carried Forward 



$2500.00 



$1097.50 $2500.00 



50 



Amount Brought Forward 



$1097.50 82500.00 



Checkers at Town Meeting 30.00 

Police Duty, Erecting Booths, etc. 97.63 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 41.57 

Printing and Advertising 711.95 

Meals 29.01 

Carting Ballot Boxes * 15.00 
Rent: 

Andover Square and Compass Club 15.00 

Andover Grange 20.00 

J. Augustus Remington 15.00 

Janitors 19.00 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$2091.66 
408.34 



$2500.00 $2500.00 



ARTICLE 1— CIVILIAN DEFENSE 
Cr. 



Balance from 1942 




$1869.37 


Appropriation, 1943 




4700.00 


Petty Cash Refund 




25.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Clerk, Ruth T. Hitchings 


$900.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery, and Postage 


346.46 




Report Center 


443.58 




General Protection 


51.95 




Police and Fire Expenses 


108.00 




Air Raid Wardens' Expenses 


53.87 




Medical Division 


23.50 




War Service Division 


10.90 




All Other 


236.57 




Rationing Board Expenses: 






Office Supplies, Stationery, and 






Postage 


159.61 





i mount Carried Forward 



$2334.44 Sh.VM 



51 



Amount Brought Forward 



$2334.44 $6594.37 



Telephone 


108.80 


Printing and Advertising 


19.50 


All Other 


5.10 


inning Center: 




Supplies 


77.19 


Telephone 


12.67 


Law. Gas and Electric Company 


44.31 


Salary, Instructor, Esther Belair 


250.00 


All Other 


29.74 


Total Expenditures 


$2881.75 


Balance to 1944 


3712.62 



$6594.37 $6594.37 



MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 



Cr. 



Appropriation 


$< 


1100.00 


Dr. 






Salary, Janitor, William C. Brown 


$1456.00 




Trucking Rubbish 


40.80 




Fuel 


542.92 




Lawrence Gas & Electric Company 


696.19 




Janitors' Supplies 


213.81 




Repairs 


488.09 




Laundry 


8.76 




Water Bills 


38.91 




Express 


6.05 




Rent of Rooms, Ballardvale Com- 






munity Association 


100.00 




All Other 


20.05 




Total Expenditures 


$3611.58 




Balance to Revenue 


488.42 





$4100.00 $4100.00 



52 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Cr. 



Appropriation 


$31833.00 


Dr. 




Salaries: 




Chief 


$ 2756.00 


Patrolmen 


19761.00 


Special Police 


1057.77 


Regular Men Working Extra Hours 3545.29 


Matron, Men Painting Street, etc. 


68.97 


Office Supplies, Printing, Stationery, 




and Postage 


182.89 


Office Repairs 


53.08 


Telephone 


309.50 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


314.49 


Gasoline, Oil and Auto Maintenance 


1268.60 


Equipment for Men 


87.26 


Other Equipment 


367.62 


Paint 


32.04 


Kerosene 


23.20 


Signs, Signals, etc. 


110.79 


Physicians' Emergency Calls and 




Treatments 


11.00 


Laundry 


20.40 


Express and All Other 


80.19 


Total Expenditures 


$30050.09 


Balance to Revenue 


1782.91 



$31833.00 $31833.00 



ARTICLE 9— ANDOVER COMPANY OF MASS. 

STATE GUARD 

Cr. 

Appropriation $250.00 

Petty Cash Refund 25.00 



imouni Carried Forward 



S275.00 



59 



Amount Brought Forward $275.00 

Dr. 

Office Supplies, Stationery, Printing, 

and Postage $ 59.40 

Uniforms, etc. 129.90 

All Other 85.09 



Total Expenditures $274.39 




Balance to Revenue .61 






$275.00 


$275.00 


FIRE 


DEPARTMENT 

Cr. 




Appropriation 




$30337.00 


Refund 


* 
Dr. 


1.95 


Salaries : 






Chief 


$ 2756.00 




Firemen 


19141.11 




Call Men 


2654.66 




Regular Men Working Extra Hours 224.00 




E. Burke Thornton, 


Assistance 




on Ambulance 


254.00 




Other Employees 


116.25 




Apparatus 


879.01 




Hose 


626.66 




Equipment for Men 


113.38 




Other Equipment 


360.22 




Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 791.59 




Alarm Boxes, etc. 


110.80 




Fuel 


589.75 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 385.58 




Soda 


11.85 





Amount Carried Forward $29014.86 $30338.95 

54 



Amount Brought Forward 



$29014.86 $30338.95 



Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 



Repairs 




408.04 




Furniture and Furnishing 


* s 


11.61 




Laundry 




174.77 




Miscellaneous Supplies 




438.78 




Water Bills 




22.32 




Office Supplies, Stationery, 


Printing 






and Postage 




54.76 




Telephone 




148.76 




Express 




10.79 




All Other 




47.11 




Total Expenditures 


$30331.80 




Balance to Revenue 




7.15 






$30338.95 


$30338.95 


BUILDING INSPECTOR 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




$525.00 


Salary, John J. Driscoll 




$501.00 




Printing 




8.50 




Total Expenditures 


$509.50 




Balance to Revenue 




15.50 






$525.00 


$525.00 


WIRE 


INSPECTOR 






Cr. 






Appropriation 


Dr. 




1425.00 


Salary, William J. Young 




$400.00 




Balance to Revenue 




25.00 





$425.00 1425.00 



55 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Cr. 
Appropriation 

Dr. 
Salary, Lewis N. Mears $400.00 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 5.20 

Seals, Dies, etc. 7.31 

Transportation 33.75 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$446.26 
3.74 



$450.00 



$450.00 $450.00 



MOTH SUPPRESSION 

Cr. 



Appropriation 




$4800.00 


Dr. 






G. Richard Abbott, Moth Supt. 


$847.00 




Labor 


2503.23 




Stationery, Printing and Postage 


. 16.45 




Telephone 


18.95 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


6.00 




Hardware and Tools 


60.39 




Insecticides 


884.22 




•Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


294.72 




Rent 


90.00 




Laundry 


8.50 




Range Oil 


17.19 




All Other 


3.20 




Total Expenditures 


$4749.85 


• 


Balance to Revenue 


# 50.15 






$4800.00 


$4800.00 


TREE WARDEN 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$5000.00 ( 



56 



Amount Brought Forward 


Dr. 




$5000.00 


G. Richard Abbott, Tree W 


arden 


$1155.00 




Labor 




2934.69 




Stationery, Printing and Postage 


8.25 




Lawrence Gas and Electric 


Company 6.00 




Telephone 




19.30 




Hardware and Tools 




76.01 




Trees 




53.50 




Gas, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


288.51 




Rent 




90.00 




Laundry 




10.20 




Range Oil 




13.85 




All Other 




39.92 




Total Expenditures 


$4695.23 




Balance to Revenue 




304.77 






$5000.00 


$5000.00 


FOREST FIRES 






Cr. 


♦ 




Appropriation 






$1300.00 


Transfer from Reserve Fund 




400.00 




Dr. 






Forest Fire Patrol 




$159.50 




Wages, Fighting Fires 




929.50 




Hose 




208.26 




Equipment 




266.69 




Gasoline 




122.20 




Total Expenditures 


$1686.15 




Balance to Revenue 




13.85 






$1700.00 


$1700.00 


HEALTH 


DEPARTMENT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$4260.00 



57 



Dr. 



Amount Brought Forward 



$4260.00 



Salaries, Board of Health: 




Percy J. Look, Chairman 


$ 75.00 


Franklin H. Stacey, Secretary 


75.00 


George G. Brown 


75.00 


Salary, Lotta Johnson, Agent 


1500.00 


Lotta Johnson, Use of Car 


350.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postag 


e 156.21 


Printing and Advertising 


56.25 


Telephone 


75.10 


Laundry 


12.65 


Range Oil 


7.98 


Express 


6.90 


All Other 


41.63 


Quarantine and Contagious Diseases: 




Board and Treatment 


84.00 


Schick Tests 


15.00 


To Other Cities 


93.00 


All Other 


.50 


Rabies Vaccine and Dog Vaccinations 


448.00 


Baby Clinic: 




Philip W. Blake, M.D. 


200.00 


Mrs. Eva Muise, assistance 


60.00 


Supplies, Medicines, etc. 


175.46 


Rent, Andover Guild 


50.00 


Plumbing Inspections 


134.75 


Disposing of Dead Cats and Dogs 


101.50 


Vital Statistics: 




Births 


1.25 


Deaths 


20.00 


Slaughtering Inspection 


8.00 


Alfred C. Stacey, Milk Inspector 


220.00 


Expenses and Supplies 


58.88 


Total Expenditures 


$4102.06 


Balance to Revenue 


157.94 



$4260.00 $4260.00 



5S 



CARE AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULAR 
PATIENTS 



Appropriation 

Essex Sanatorium 
Commonwealth of Mass. 
No. Reading Sanatorium 
City of Lawrence 

Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



Cr. 



Dr. 



SKK)O.(K) 



$2262.00 

111.00 

424.00 

18.00 

$2815.00 
1185.00 



$4000.00 $4000.00 



ESSEX COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 

Cr. 
Appropriation $10873.07 

Cr. 
Essex County Tuberculosis Hospital $10873.07 



$10873.07 $10873.07 

PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF OPERATING EXPENSE 
FOR PURIFICATION PLANT 



Appropriation 
Purification Plant 



Cr. 
Dr. 



$25.47 



$25.17 



$25.47 S25.T 



Appropriation 



PUBLIC DUMP 

Ck. 



$1000.00 



Amount Brought Forward 



$1000.00 



Dr. 



Benjamin Summers, Keeper 


$780.00 


Balance to Revenue 


220.00 




$1000.00 $1000.00 


SEWERS MAINTENANCE 


Cr. 




Appropriation 


$5800.00 


Dr. 




Salaries: 




Supt., Charles T. Gilliard 


$ 208.00 


Asst. Supt., Edward R Lawson 


104.00 


Clerks: Laura B. Juhlmann 


52.00 


May Shorten 


52.00 


Labor 


2103.37 


Tools and Equipment 


79.87 


Pipe and Fittings 


8.05 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


2043.78 


Manholes 


268.95 . 


Pump Repairs 


71.96 


Brick 


26.00 


Coal 


7.97 


Express a*nd All Other 


6.54 


Total Expenditures 


$5032.49 


Balance to Revenue 


767.51 



$5800.00 $5800.00 • 
HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE 
Cr. 



Appropriation 

Transfer from Reserve Fund 

Amount Carried Forward 



$46000.00 
200.00 

$46200.00 



60 



Amount Brought Forward 


$4< 


3200.00 


Dr. 






Salaries: 






Supt, Charles T. Cilliard 


$1924.00 




Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 


1 294.80 




Clerks: 






Laura B. Juhlmanu 


410.80 




May Shorten 


590.80 




Robert W. Crosby- 


108.90 




Sec r eta ry : 






Fred W. Doyle 


10.00 




William Barron 


40.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 47.84 




Telephone 


83.50 




Labor 


22559.52 




Crushed Stone, Sand, Gravel, etc. 


1567.38 




Equipment and Repairs 


210.38 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 30.82 




Asphalt, Tarvia and Road Oil 


13678.84 




Hardware, Tools, etc. 


364.24 




Pipe and Fittings 


5.11 




Curbing 


14.58 




Loam, Sod, etc. 


19.05 




Roadway Maintenance 


604.59 




Culverts 


23.00 




Fuel Oil 


92.10 




Calcium Chloride 


102.96 




Express 


8.16 




William F. Barron, Inspection of 






Rail Removal 


165.00 




All Other 


103.54 




Total Expenditures 


$44059.91 




Balance to Revenue 


21 1().() ( > 





$16200.00 $46200.00 
TRUCKS, GARAGE AND REPAIR SHOP MAINTENANCE 

Cr. 
Appropriation $6870.00 

81 



Amount Brought Forward 



Dr. 



$6870.00 



Labor 


$2730.19 


Shop Maintenance 


85.98 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 


191.22 


Truck Maintenance 


3085.03 


Coal 


144.91 


Fuel Oil 


86.48 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


91.93 


Telephone 


52.85 


All Other 


22.15 


Total Expenditures 


$6490.74 


Balance to Revenue 


379.26 



$6870.00 $6870.00 

ARTICLE 10— CHAPTER 90 
MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING HIGHWAYS 

Cr. 



Appropriation 
Loan 


$1000.00 
500.00 


Dr. 
Labor $781.45 
Tarvia 276.00 
Stone 320.00 
Use of trucks and roller — Machinery 

Account 106.30 




Total expenditures $1483.75 
Balance to 1944 16.25 





$1500.00 $1500.00 



ARTICLE 14— RETAINING WALL AND INSTALLING 
CURBING ON ESSEX STREET 



Appropriation 



Cr. 



62 



$950.00 



Amount Brought Forward 




$950.00 


Dr. 


, 




Labor 


$ 38.50 




Building Wall 


900.00 




Materials 


11.50 






$950.00 


$950.00 


ARTICLE 20— WALKEI *VEN JE 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$1300.00 


Dr. 






Labor 


$ 72.54 




Tar Patch 


50.00 




Setting Curbing 


485.70 




Curbing 


649.88 




Lumber 


13.49 




Total Expenditures 


$1271.61 




Balance to Revenue 


28.39 





$1300.00 $1300.00 
ARTICLE 18— SARAH M. BURKE LAND 
Cr. 

Balance from 1942 $120.00 

Dr. 
Purchase of Land $77.23 

Balance to Revenue 42.77 





$120.00 


$120.00 


ARTICLE 13— W. P. A MATERIALS AND TRUCK HIRE 

Cr. 
Balance from 1942 $1509.64 

Dr. 
Salary, Clerk. Mav Shorten $291.60 
Labor 16.88 


Total Expenditures 

Balance to 1944 


$ 338.48 

1171.16 






$1509.64 


$1509.64 



63 



ARTICLE 20— RIVER ROAD IMPROVEMENT 



Balance from 1942 

Labor 

Use of Compressor 

Repairs to Equipment 

Pipe 


Cr. 
Dr. 


$212.79 

42.05 

59.30 

229.50 


Total Expenditures 
Balance to 1944 


$543.64 

227.57 



$771.21 





$771.21 


$771.21 


SNOW REMOVAL AND SANDING 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$13500.00 


Refund 




5.57 


Dr. 






Labor 


$8680.53 


/ 


Trucks — Hauling and Sanding 


632.64 




Plowing Roads: 






Trucks 


1608.64 




Tractor 


340.00 




Sidewalk Plows 


347.00 




Tools and Equipment 


203.75 




Gasoline and Oil Maintenance 


488.13 




Posts and Snow Fences 


191.10 




Chloride Flake 


690.77 




Sand 


175.85 




Use of Loader 


93.75 




Use of Conveyor 


27.00 




Express and All Other 


14.21 




Total Expenditures 


$13493.37 




Balance to Revenue 


-12.20 





$13505.57 $13505.57 



64 



STREET LIGHTING 
Cr. 



Appropriation 



$18000.00 



Dr. 



Street Lighting 
Balance to Revenue 



817614.80 
385.20 



$18000.00' $18000.00 



PUBLIC WELFARE 
Cr. 



Appropriation 


Si: 


2300.00 


Dr. 






Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage $ 81.32 




Telephone 


12.04 




Cash to Individuals 


2302.75 




Agent's Expenses 


3.02 




Groceries and Provisions 


23.00 




Fuel 


71.35 




Medicine and Medical Attention 


499.80 




Board and Care 


824.75 




State Institutions 


3071.67 




Relief by Other Cities 


384.01 




Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


450.00 




Trucking Federal Supplies 


55.00 




Rental W. P. A. Commissary 


15.00 




Expenses for Surplus Commodities 






Division 


1.06 




Total Expenditures 


$7794.77 




Balance to Revenue 


1505.23 





$12300.00 $12300.00 



Appropriation 



PUBLIC WELFARE SALARIES 
Cr. 



$1700.00 



Amount Brought Forward 



Dr. 



$1700.00 



Salaries, Board of Public Welfare : 






Roy E. Hardy 


$100.00 




J. Everett Collins 


100.00 




Edward P. Hall 


100.00 




Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


600.00 




Clerks : 






Edith P. Sellars 


286.00 




Gladys Brainerd 


364.00 




Total Expenditures 


$1550.00 




Balance to Revenue 


150.00 




*? 


$1700.00 


$1700.00 


AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 




(Town) 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$6500.00 


Dr. 






Aid to Dependent Children 


$5529.00 




Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


100.00 




Total Expenditures 


$5629.00 




Balance to Revenue 


871.00 






$6500.00 


$6500.00 


AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN ADMINISTRATION 


(Town) 






Cr. 






Appropriation 




$300.00 


Dr. 






Salaries : 






Arthur W. Cole, Agent 


$135.00 




Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 


105.00 





Amount Carried Forward 



$240.00 $300.00 



66 



Amount .Brought Forward $240.00 $300.00 

Telephone 5.45 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 10.00 
Agent's Expenses 3.78 



Total Expenditures $259.23 

Balance to Revenue 40.77 



$300.00 $300.00 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
(Federal Grants) 



Cr. 




Balance from 1942 


$ 2.05 


Federal Grants received in 1943 


2292.50 


Dr. 




Aid to Dependent Children $2167.50 




Balance to 1944 127.05 




$2294.55 


$2294.55 


AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN ADMINISTRATION 


(Federal Grants) 




Cr. 




Balance from 1942 


$ 5.16 


Federal Grants received in 1943 


107.78 


Dr. 




Salaries: 




Arthur W. Cole, Agent $45.00 




Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 51.00 




Telephone 5.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 8.00 




Agent's Expenses 3. 1 1 





Total Expenditures $112.11 

Balance to 1944 .50 



$112.<H $112.94 
n 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 

(Town) 



Cr. 






Appropriation 




$36200.00 


Dr. 






Cash to Individuals 


$32732.92 




Paid to Other Cities 


837.91 




Paid to Other Towns 


586.41 




Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 


400.00 




Total Expenditures 


$34557.24 




Balance to Revenue 


1642.76 


• 



$36200.00 $36200.00 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 
(Town) 

Cr. 



Appropriation 



$1800.00 



Dr. 



Salaries : 

Arthur W. Cole, Agent 

Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 
Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 
Telephone 
Agent's Expenses 



$1290.66 

403.00 

82.61 

10.90 

6.50 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$1793.67 
6.33 



$1800.00 


$1800.00 


OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 




(Federal Grants) 




Cr. 




ideral Grants: 




Balance from 1942 


$ 80.63 


Federal Grants received in 1943 


30775.63 



Amount Carried Forward 



$30856.26 



6S 



Amount Brought Forward $30856.26 

Dr. 
Cash to Individuals $30768.74 

Balance to 1944 87.52 



$30856.26 30856.26 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION 
(Federal Grants) 

Cr. 
Federal Grants: 

Balance from 1942 $ 2.82 

Federal Grants received in 1943 1025.55 

Dr. 

Salaries: 

Arthur W. Cole, Agent $529.34 

Gladys Brainerd, Clerk 375.00 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 72.24 

Telephone 16.50 

Agent's Expenses 32.34 



Total Expenditures $1025.42 

Balance to 1944 2.95 



$1028.37 $1028.37 

INFIRMARY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $10300.00 

Dr. 

Salary, Bertha W. Thornton, Matron $1000.00 

Wages. Oilier Employees 2207.00 

Groceries and Provisions 3786.80 

Dry Good- and Clothing 135.32 

Building and Repairs 325.10 

Find 691.39 

Furniture and Furnishings 363.17 



{mount Camel Forward SKKOK.TJi $1 <noo.no 

89 



Amount Brought Forward 


$8808.78 


$10300.00 


Household Supplies and Utensils 504.28 
Telephone 56.20 
Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 386.47 
Medicine and Medical Attention 154.98 
Town Physician, John J. Hartigan 50.00 
Water Bills 60.00 
Barber Service for Inmates 36.00 
All Other 172.65 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$10229.36 
70.64 






$10300.00 


$10300.00 


INFIRMARY 
(Unpaid 1942 Bills) 




. Cr. 

Appropriation 




$82.55 


Dr. 
Miscellaneous Bills 


$82.55 







$82.55 


$82.55 


* 


MILITARY AID 




• ropriaiion 


Cr. 


$200.00 


Military Aid 

Balance to Revenue 


Dr. 

$ 40.00 
160.00 






$200.00 


$200.00 




STATE AID 




Appropriation 


Cr. 


$400.00 



70 



Amount Brought Forward 




$400.00 


Dr. 






State Aid 

Balance to Revenue 


$240.00 

160.00 






$400.00 


$400.00 


SOLDIERS' 


RELIEF 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$2500.00 


Dr. 






Cash to Individuals 

Groceries and Provisions 

Fuel 

Medicine and Medical Attention 

Clothing 

Burial Expenses 


$1457.00 

58.00 

80.08 

12.00 

2.00 

100.00 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$1709.08 
790.92 






$2500.00 


$2500.00 



WAR ALLOWANCE (SOLDIERS 7 RELIEF) 

Cr. 
Appropriation $1000.00 

Dr. 



Cash to Individuals $4 L7.00 




Balance i<> Revenue 3.00 




$1000. 00 


siooo.oo 


SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 




Cr. 
Appropriation 


$201000.00 



"1 



Amount Brought Forward 




$20: 


1000.00 




Dr. 

• 






Salary, Supt., Edward I. Erickson 


$4288.78 




Salary, Superintendent's Clerks 


1088.98 




Salary, Principals' Clerks 




1644.10 




Truant Officer 




82.50 




Office Supplies, Stationery and Posta 


ge 369.15 




Telephone 




385.63 




School Census 




82.80 




Printing and Advertising 




9.50 




Teachers' Salaries: 








High 




39907.05 




Junior High 




38849.31 




Elementary 




50262.57 




Textbooks and Supplies: 








High 




1232.18 




Junior High 




475.70 




Elementary 




1059.42 




Other Expenses of Instruction: 






High 




1203.16 




Junior High 




965.30 




Elementary 




611.02 




Tuition: 








High 




863.10 




Elementary 




96.00 




Transportation : 








High 




3537.18 




Junior High 




3563.17 




Elementary 




4331.34 




Janitors' Services: 








High 




3926.36 




Junior High 




3017.31 




Elementary 




7124.27 




Health: 








High 




849.62 




Junior High 




1084.40 




Elementary 




1935.10 





Amount Carried Forward 



$172845.00 $201000.00 



72 



Amount Brought Forward 



$172845.00 $201000.00 



Lawrence Gas and Electric Company: 




High 


1103.52 


Junior High 


1197.04 


Elementary 


907.50 


Fuel: 




High 


2848.14 


Junior High 


3063.43 


Elementary 


4478.96 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 




High: 




Repairs 


3002.29 


Janitors' Supplies 


467.24 


Junior High and Elementary: 




Repairs 


2833.95 


Janitors' Supplies 


691.53 


School Reports 


223.25 


Express 


58.63 


Water Bills 


603.14 


Laundry 


32.08 


Diplomas and Graduation Exercises 


24.50 


Cost of Conversion to Coal 


122.81 


Total Expenditures $194503.01 


Balance to Revenue 


6496.99 



$201000.00 $201000.00 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Cr. 
Appropriation 
Dog Account Refund 
Income from Investments 

Dr. 

Salaries: 

Librarian, Miriam Putnam 



Amount Carried Forward 



$2350.00 



$12770.00 
1955.01 
2800.00 



$2:*50.00 $17525.01 



78 



Amount Brought Forward 




$2350.00 


$17525.01 


Assistants : 








Evelyn R. Robinson 




1730.32 




Margaret D. Manning 




1584.00 




Dorothy H. Ruhl 




569.40 




Nancy E. Babcock 




1142.36 




Sarah H. Ballard 




1318.00 




Eleanore G. Bliss 




420.50 




Martha D. Byington (B. 


, Vale) 


20.00 




Isabel Noone 




600.00 




Extra Page Help 




490.63 




Janitors : 








Archibald D. Maclaren 




1650.00 




Clester E. Matthews (B. 


Vale) 


150.00 




Extra Assistance 




25.00 




Treasurer, Winsor Gale 




100.00 




Office Supplies, Stationery ar 


td Posta 


ge 402.89 




Telephone 




70.91 




Books 




2643.19 




Periodicals 




• 509.40 




Binding Books 




404.40 




Fuel 




679.78 




Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 377.10 




Repairs 




47.54 




Janitors' Supplies 




109.41 




Treasurer's Bond 




25.00 




Trucking Rubbish 




23.60 




Express 




26.60 




Water Bills and All Other 




53.65 




Total Expenditures 


$17523.68 




Balance to Revenue 




1.33 






$17525.01 


$17525.01 


PARK DEPARTMENT 






Cr. 






Appropriation 






$4000.00 



74 



Amount Brought Forward 



$4000.00 



Dr. 



Salaries: 




Supt., Charles T. Gilliard 


$208.00 


Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 


104.00 


Clerks: 




Laura B. Juhlmann 


52.00 


May Shorten 


52.00 


Labor 


2201.20 


Equipment and Supplies 


24.30 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 


28.49 


Loam, Fertilizer and Lawn Seed 


12.60 


Use of Land at Playstead 


100.00 


All Other 


5.50 



Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$2788.09 
1211.91 



$4000.00 


$4000.00 


ARTICLE 15— MAINTENANCE A. V. 


1. s. 


GRASS PLOTS— 1943 




Cr. 




Appropriation 


$300.00 


Dr. 




Cutting Grass $250.00 




Balance to 1944 50.00 





$300.00 

PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE 
Cr. 



Appropriation 



$300.00 



$1990.00 



Dr. 



Salaries, Instructors 

Labor 

Playground Recreational Supplies 

Amount Carried Forward 



$1578.75 

72.33 
188.25 

Sl<S3<).33 si <><>().(><) 






Amount Brought Forward 



$1839.33 $1990.00 



Repairs 
All Other 


96.54 
51.69 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$1987.56 
2.44 






$1990.00 


$1990.00 


POMPS POND BATHING BEACH 




Cr. 






Appropriation 

Dr. 




$2200.00 


Life Guards 

Labor 

Supplies 

Repairs 

Rent — Hussey's Pond Beach 

Rent — Pomps Pond Beach 


$1251.62 

45.70 

2.38 

377.44 

100.00 

100.00 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$1877.14 
322.86 





$2200.00 $2200.00 

DAMAGES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 

Cr. 

Appropriation $500.00 

Dr. 
Damages to Persons and Property 
Balance to Revenue 



$263.60 
236.40 



$500.00 $500.00 



AMERICAN LEGION QUARTERS 

Cr. 
Appropriation 

76 



$600.00 



Dr. 
Rent, American Legion Quarters $600.00 



$600.00 $600.00 

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS QUARTERS 

Cr. 

Appropriation $600.00 

Dr. 

Rent, Veterans of Foreign Wars 

Quarters $600.00 







$600.00 


$600.00 




INSURANCE 




Appropriation 


Cr. 




$11000.00 


Insurance 
Balance to Reveni 


Dr. 

ie 


$9118.24 
1881.76 






$11000.00 


$11000.00 




ARMISTICE DAY 




Appropriation 


Cr. 




$150.00 


Band 
Wreaths 


Dr. 

^nditures 
Revenue 


$55.00 

20.00 




Total Expe 
Balance to 


$75.00 
75.00 





$150.00 $150.00 

77 



MEMORIAL DAY 


Cr. 




Appropriation 




Dr. 




American Legion Drum Corps 


$120.00 


Punchard Girls' Band 


120.00 


Clan McPherson Pipe Band 


60.00 


Plants, Wreaths, etc. 


458.50 



Total Expenditures $758.50 

Balance to Revenue 191.50 



$950.00 



$950.00 $950.00 

TOWN REPORTS 

Cr. 
Appropriations $794.00 

Dr. 

Printing Town Reports $794.00 





$794.00 


$794.00 


TOWN SCALES 




Cr. 
Appropriation 




$175.00 


Dr. 






Salary, William C. Brown, 

Public Weigher 
Repairs to Scales 


$100.00 
24.09 




Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 


$124.09 
50.91 





$175.00 $175.00 

78 



WATER MAINTENANCE 
Cr. 



Appropriation 


834200.00 


Petty Cash Refund 


50.00 


Dr. 




Salaries: 




Supt., Charles T. Gilliard $1J W.00 


Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 


832.00 


Clerks: 




Laura B. Juhlmann 


988.00 


May Shorten 


272.00 


Robert W. Crosby 


105.10 


Secretaries: 




Fred W. Doyle 


10.00 


William Barron 


40.00 


Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 


442.09 


Petty Cash Account 


50.00 


Printing and Advertising 


86.50 


Telephone 


480.30 


Labor 


5432.86 


Pipe and Fittings 


31.16 


Meters and Fittings 


52.13 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


6.37 


Hardware, Tools, etc. 


519.81 


Chlorine 


184.95 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


3599.00 


Expr<^> 


3.98 


Miscellaneous Supplies and All Other 


127.11 


Pumping Station: 




Engineers 


7802.32 


Pumping Station: 




Oil. Waste and Packing 


76.4] 


Coal 


9789.63 


Building Repairs 


513.98 


imojum Carried Forward 132590.03 $34250.00 



T!< 



Amount Brought Forward 



$32590.03 $34250.00 



Maintenance Pumping Equipment 810.44 
All Other 17.85 



Total Expenditures 


$33418.32 




Balance to Revenue 


831.68 






$34250.00 


$34250.00 


WATER CONSTRUCTION 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$8500.00 


Dr. 






Salaries: 






Supt., Charles T. Gilliard 


$416.00 




Asst. Supt., Edward R. Lawson 


208.00 




Clerk, Laura B. Juhlmann 


208.00 




Labor 


4277.66 




Meters and Parts 


938.91 




Pipe and Fittings 


192.68 




Hydrants and Valves 


61.90 




Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 1.00 




Hardware, Tools, etc. 


110.87 




Express 


13.37 




All Other 


17.53 





Total Expenditures 
Balance to Revenue 



$6445.92 
2054.08 



$8500.00 $8500.00 



ARTICLE 11— GUARD HAGGETTS POND 

Cr. 

Appropriation $2000.00 



80 



Dr. 

Salary, William Corliss, Guard $1596.40 

Balance to 1944 403.60 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 



Appropriation 
Petty Cash Refund 



Cr. 



Dr. 



Salaries: 

Supt., Jesse E. West $1800.00 

Clerk, Edith P. Sellars 200.00 

Labor 5317.40 

Office Supplies, Stationery and Postage 39.51 



$2000.00 $2000.00 



$9040.00 
10.00 



Telephone 


39.39 


Petty Cash Account 


10.00 


Fertilizer, Loam, etc. 


61.10 


Shrubs, Seeds, etc. 


34.00 


Stone, Sand and Gravel 


55.20 


Cement, Curbing, etc. 


84.63 


Tools and Equipment 


114.30 


Gasoline, Oil and Truck Maintenance 


L93.76 


Concrete Containers 


445.45 


Water Bills 


1 1.12 


Lawrence Gas and Electric Company 


13.43 


Transportation and Supt.'s Expenses 


17.13 


All Other 


57.22 


Total Expenditure- 


$8521.00 


Balance to Revenue 


526.00 



$<>030.00 $<)<).-><).< M) 



si 



Appropriation 

Interest: 

Temporary Loans 
Junior High School 
Shawsheen School 
Outfall Sewer 
All Other 



INTEREST 

Cr. 

Dr. 



$8000.00 



; 127.19 

4932.50 

467.50 

2231.25 

1.04 



Total Expenditures 


$7759.48 




Balance to Revenue 


240.52 






$8000.00 


$8000.00 


MATURING DEBT 




Cr. 






Appropriation 




$37000.00 


Dr. 






General Loans: 




* 


Junior High School 


$21000.00 




Shawsheen School 


11000.00 




Outfall Sewer 


5000.00 






$37000.00 


$37000.00 


Temporary Loans 






(Anticipation of Revenue) 




75000.00 


Chapter 90 — Loan Repaid 




500.00 


Town Clerk's Dog License Money 




2373.60 


Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds: 






West Parish 


55.91 




St. Augustine's 


13.04 




Christ Church 


158.84 




South Church 


411.50 




Spring Grove 


1875.00 


9^1 A 9Q 



82 



Private Trust Funds 




4013.84 


Retirement Fund 




14792.00 


Essex County Tax 




26491.30 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 






State Tax 


14100.00 




Auditing Municipal Accounts 


746.70 




State Parks and Reservations 


391.25 




Retirement System Audit 


90.00 


1 5327.95 

6343.25 


War Savings Bonds 




Income Taxes (Withholdings) 




13914.83 


Victory Taxes (Withholdings) 




6260.17 


Refunds: 






On Taxes 


108.28 




On Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 


• 195.54 




Overpayment of Water Charges 


15.19 




Overpayment of Tax Title 


9.52 




War Bonds 


68.25 


396.78 






Total Expenditures, 1943 


$856042.61 


RESERVE FUND 




Cr. 






Transferred from Excess and Deficiency 


$15000.00 


Dr. 






Transferred to: 






Brush Fires 


$400.00 




Highways Maintenance 


200.00 




Total Transferred 


$600.00 




To Revenue 


1 1 100.00 





$15000.00 SI 5000.00 






TAXES 1940 AND PREVIOUS 

Balance from 1942 $11536.11 

Collected in 1943 $3707.19 

Abated 5579.80 

Tax Title 1759.05 

Balance to 1944 490.07 



$11536.11 


$11536.11 


POLL TAXES 1941 




Balance from 1942 $640.00 




Collected in 1943 


$ 64.00 


Abated 


544.00 


Balance to 1944 


32.00 


$640.00 


$640.00 


PERSONAL TAXES 1941 




Balance from 1942 $1584,08 




Collected in 1943 


$664.36 


Abated 


331.64 


Balance to 1944 


588.08 



$1584.08 

REAL ESTATE TAXES 1941 

Balance from 1942 $22979.87 



$1584.08 



Collected in 1943 


$17451.31 


Abated 


1186.85 


Tax Title 


739.54 


Balance to 1944 


3602.17 


$22979.87 


$22979.87 


POLL TAXES 1942 




Balance from 1942 $628.00 




Collected in 1943 


$210.00 


Abated 


340.00 


Balance to 1944 


78.00 



$628.00 $628.00 



84 



PERSONAL TAXES 1942 

Balance from 1942 $4315.61 
Collected in 1943 
Abated 
Balance to 1944 


$2686.22 

217.51 

1411.88 




$4315.61 


$4315.61 



Balance from 1942 
Collected in 1943 
Abated 
Tax Title 
Balance to 1944 



REAL ESTATE TAXES 1942 

$74415.87 



$58135.43 

327.71 

705.46 

15247.27 



$74415.87 $74415.87 



POLL TAX 1943 



Commitments 
Refunds 

Collected in 1943 
Abated 
Balance to 1944 


$7462.00 
4.00 


$6024.00 

1156.00 

286.00 


$7466.00 

PERSONAL TAXES 1943 

Commitments $57999. 12 

Collected in 1943 

Abated 

Balance to 1 ( M 1 


$7466.00 

3613.49 

29.96 

1355.97 



$57999.42 $57999.42 






REAL ESTATE TAXES 1943 



Commitments 


$402097.42 


Refunds 


104.28 


Collected in 1943 


$343581.27 


Abated 


633.50 


Tax Title 


786.80 


Balance to 1944 


57200.13 



$402201.70 $402201.70 
TAX TITLE ACCOUNT 



Balance from 1942 

Tax Titles Taken 

Refund 

Added to Tax Titles 

Redemptions 

Balance to 1944 


$1106.54 

3990.85 

8.52 

560.25 


$1871.25 
3794.91 


$5666.16 

TAX TITLE POSSESSIONS 

Balance from 1942 $146.30 
Balance to 1944 


$5666.16 
$146,30 



$146.30 $146.30 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1934 

Balance from 1942 $67.76 

Abated $67.76 



$67.76 $67.76 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1935 

Balance from 1942 $63.82 

Abated $63.82 



$63.82 $63.82 

86 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1936 

Balance from 1942 $151.14 

Collected in 1943 « $ 1 1.02 

A haled 140.12 



8151.14 $151.11 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1937 

Balance Con. 1012 $213.31 

Collected in 1943 $ 4.77 

Abated 208.54 



$213.31 $213.31 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1938 

Balance from 1942 $141.59 

Abated $132.10 

Balance to 1944 9.49 



$141.59 


$141.59 


MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1940 




Balance from 1942 $1,00 
Collected in 1943 


$1,00 


$4.00 


$1,00 


MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1941 




Balance from 1012 $12.<>< (, > 

Abated 

Balance to 194 1 


$0.02 



$12.98 S12.<>?: 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1942 

Balance from 1942 $239.63 

Committed in 1943 17.01 

Refunds 4.68 

Collected in 1943 $235.34 

Abated 14.08 

Balance to 1944 11.90 



$261.32 $261.32 

MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAXES 1943 

Commitments, 1943 $21696.09 

Refunds 190.86 

Collected in 1943 $21054.52 

Abated 635.39 

Balance to 1944 197.04 



$21886.95 $21886.95 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1938 

Balance from 1942 $ .83 

Abated $ .83 



$ .83 


$ .83 


MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1940 




Balance from 1942 $12.92 




Collected in 1943 


$ 5.83 


Abated 


3.99 


Balance to 1944 


3.10 



$12.92 $12.92 

MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1941 

Balance from 1942 $69.75 

Collected in 1943 $48.21 

Balance to 1944 21.54 



$69.75 $69.75 



88 



MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1942 



Balance 

Collectec 

Balance 


from 1942 
1 in 1943 
to 1944 


$248.35 


$182.12 
66.23 




$248.35 


$248.35 




MOTH ASSESSMENTS 1943 




Commitment, 1943 
Collected in 1943 
Abated 
Balance to 1944 


$1571.86 


$1296.94 
3.43 

271.49 



$1571.86 $1571.86 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1933 

$5.22 

$5.22 



Balance from 1942 
Abated 



$5.22 



85.22 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1934 

$24.85 

821.85 



Balance from 1 ( )12 
Vbated 



$24.85 821.85 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1935 

$17.12 

817.12 



Balance from l ( H2 
\ bated 



817.12 817.12 



B9 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1936 

Balance from 1942 $104.90 

Abated $104.90 



$104.90 $104.90 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1939 



Balance from 1942 






$55.91 




Collected in 1943 








$44.01 


Abated 








11.90 




$55.91 


$55.91 


APPORTIONED SEWER 


ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 




TAXES 1940 






Balance from 1942 






$53.64 




Collected in 1943 








$53.64 



$53.64 $53.64 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1941 

Balance from 1942 $73.85 

Collected in 1943 $73.85 



$73.85 $73.85 

APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 
TAXES 1942 

Balance from 1942 $81.41 

Collected in 1943 $51.55 

Balance to 1944 29.86 

$81.41 $81.41 

90 



APPORTIONED SEWER ASSESSMENTS ADDED-TO- 

TAXES 1943 

Commitment, 1943 $28.78 

Balance to 1944 $28.78 



$28.78 $28.78 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1933 

Balance from 1942 $2.47 

Abated $2.47 



$2.47 $2.47 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1934 

Balance from 1942 $14.96 

Abated $14.96 



$14.96 $14.96 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1935 

Balance from 1942 $10.64 

Abated $10.64 



310.0 1 $10.64 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1936 

Balance from 1 ( >12 $11.<>:1 

Abated $1 1.93 

$11. 93 $1 l. ( >.* 



COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1939 

Balance from 1942 $13.03 

Collected in 1943 $10.18 

Abated 2.85 



$13.03 $13.03 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1940 

Balance from 1942 $9.55 

Collected in 1943 $9.55 



$9.55 $9.55 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1941 

Balance from 1942 $16.53 

Collected in 1943 $16.53 



$16.53 $16.53 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1942 

Balance from 1942 $14.55 

Collected in 1943 $3.09 

Balance to 1944 11.46 



' $14.55 $14.55 

COMMITTED INTEREST ON SEWER ASSESSMENTS 

1943 

Commitment, 1943 $10.71 

Balance to 1944 $10.71 

$10.71 $10.71 

92 



OVERLAY 1935 

Abatements 1943 §79.32 

Revenue 1943 (raised to cover deficit) 
Balance to 194 1 ( to be raised in 1944) 



$79.32 



.$29.20 
50.12 

$79.32 



OVERLAY 1936 

Balance from 1942 

Abatements 1943 $131.60 

Revenue 1943 (raised to cover deficit) 
Balance to 1944 (to be raised in 1944 



$23.11 

60.11 

18.38 



$131.60 $131.60 



OVERLAY 1937 



Balance from 1942 
Abatements 1943 
Transfer to Overlay Reserve 
Balance to 1944 



$302.42 
1111.24 

10.00 



SI 123.66 



$1423.66 $1423.66 



OVERLAY 1938 

Balance from 1942 

Abatements 1943 $1700.78 

Transfer to Overlay Reserve 133.7 1 

Balance to 1944 6.00 



$21 19.52 



$2149.52 


$21 10.32 


OVERLAY 1939 




Balance from 10 12 


821 :>!.<>: 


Vbatements L943 $1 160.60 




Transfer to Overla) Reserve 665.87 




Balance to L94 1 28.50 





S2i:>i.<>: $2ir>i.<>; 






OVERLAY 1940 

Balance from 1942 

Abatements 1943 $1896.08 

Transfer to Overlay Reserve 2779.54 

Balance to 1944 445.57 



$5121.19 



$5121.19 $5121.19 



OVERLAY 1941 

Balance from 1942 

Abatements 1943 $2065.39 

Transfer to Overlay Reserve 4265.99 

Balance to 1944 4222.25 



$10553.63 



$10553.63 


$10553.63 


OVERLAY 1942 




Balance from 1942 


$12479.09 


Abatements 1943 $ 878.32 




Balance to 1944 11600.77 




$12479.09 


$12479.09 


OVERLAY 1943 




Overlay 1943 


$15197.21 


Abatements 1943 $1823.46 




Balance to 1944 13373.75 




$15197.21 


$15197.21 


OVERLAY RESERVE 




Balance from 1942 


$17414.50 


Transferred from Overlay 1937 


1111.24 


" 1938 


433.74 


1939 


665.87 


1940 


2779.54 


1941 


4265.99 


Balance to 1944 $26670.88 





$26670.88 $26670.88 



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DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

Ha lance from 1942 $